The installation of the substation in Rosemont last week.

Nelson Hydro excited about new transformer

The Nelson Hydro crew is excited about last week’s installation of a new transformer at the Rosemont substation.

The Nelson Hydro crew is excited about last week’s installation of a new transformer at the Rosemont substation.

The 50,000-kilogram piece of equipment was lifted into place by a massive crane on Thursday. The previous day, the control building was put in place being lifted in two pieces.

Work has been ongoing at the substation at the end of Wasson Street since May on the upgrade in the works for two years.

The upgrade should improve service with a conversion from 12 kV to 25 kV as well as increased capacity. The old substation was at the end of its lifespan being about 60-years-old. And the new transformer from Taiwan is expected to last 40 years.

It is expected the new system will be up and running by October.