For Immediate Release
The Lansing Board of Water & Light invites the media for a walking tour of its Central Substation project located on the corner of W. Malcolm X St. and S. Washington Ave. in REO Town on Wednesday, July 10 at 10am. The project’s completion also marks the re-opening of Scott Park. Media is invited to walk the grounds and see all of the updates, including new public art, historical signs and a live wall, as well as the restored Sunken Garden.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 10, 10am
WHERE: BWL Central Substation, corner of W. Malcolm X St. and S. Washington Ave. in REO Town. Event will be begin at this corner near the REO town sign. Parking is available on-site by entering the site via S. Capitol Avenue
WHO: BWL General Manager Dick Peffley, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and other project participants
The project is part of BWL’s plan to replace the Eckert Power Station and adjoining Eckert Substation in order to continue providing affordable and reliable power to its customers. The Central Substation is part of Lansing Energy Tomorrow, the BWL’s major electric modernization program to replace and upgrade aging infrastructure with clean, efficient and reliable generation and transmission assets. Lansing Energy Tomorrow is an extensive five-year, $101 million Transmission & Distribution (T & D) Improvement Project that is already underway and includes: new transmission lines; five new or rebuilt substations; reducing the number of circuits and the amount of customer demand at the Eckert substation, and; adding capacitor banks at strategic points on the BWL’s transmission system.