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Substation construction now the focus at TPW Wind Farm

A crane off-loads a large radiator to be installed at the TPW substation.Construction crews are now focusing on completion of the substation for the Third Planet Windpower, LLC (TPW) wind farm east of Petersburg.

Erection has been completed on all 27 wind towers by Blattner Energy, and construction of the underground power collection cable system is also complete.

Some reclamation work, such as grading, seeding and installation of fences, is underway at the wind tower sites.

Several major substation components, including the main transformer and control house, were scheduled to arrive this week, according to Steve Boyer, TPW project manager.

Details in the Aug. 3 Albion News & Petersburg Press Print and Electronic Editions.