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Cedar Falls Utilities moves forward with substation construction

Apr 10, 2020
Substations
Posted by Patrick Haddad

The Cedar Falls Utilities board of trustees has approved the construction of foundations and substation equipment related to installing a new electrical transformer.

A $647,000 contract was awarded to Harold K. Scholz Co. for construction of foundations and substation equipment. The project will add a second distribution transformer for the municipal utility at the Union Road substation. The Nebraska-based company submitted the only proposal in last month’s bid opening.

Bill Skubal, director of the electric, gas and water operations, said the single bid probably relates to a lot of substation work underway in the region. “Most of the other contractors are swamped,” he said.

The company’s proposal did fall within the engineering estimate of $625,000-$650,000 for the project.

“This is another in a series of contracts for the Union substation project,” said Steve Bernard, general manager. Trustees approved purchases of a transformer in November and a switchgear in December for the project.

Source: The Courier

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Substation / Micheal Gaida / Pixabay / Free for commercial use

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