More power for Northern Moses Lake

This 100,000-pound, 115 kV, transformer arrived at the Randolph Road Substation Dec. 5 from its manufacturer, Virginia Transformer Corp. of Pocatello, Idaho. Grant PUD is in the process of expanding the substation from its current footprint of 29,830 sq. ft. to 40,035 sq. ft. Improvements include one new transformer line-up to the existing two line-ups. The new transformer will serve an existing industrial customer. The project will include a second pad for a future, additional transformer lineup, as area growth requires. This substation serves industrial customers in Northern Moses Lake and the surrounding area. The dog in some of these shots is Porter, the right-hand "man" of the site superintendent for contracter Potelco. Enjoy the slideshow from the job site.