Brave linemen dedicated to keeping your power on

Brave linemen dedicated to keeping your power on

More than 227,000 men and women install and maintain the nation’s nine million miles of electric grid that meet our power needs, including the 28 who serve at College Station Utilities. That’s why Congress and the City of College Station are recognizing Thursday as National Lineman Appreciation Day as a way to honor the hard-working folks who protect public safety and energize our economy by keeping the power on. Continue reading Brave linemen dedicated to keeping your power on

Public Power Week highlights reliability and service

Public Power Week highlights reliability and service

The City of College Station is recognizing the dedicated professionals of College Station Utilities and Utility Customer Service during Public Power Week, which runs through Saturday. The event honors the thousands of men and women across the United States who provide and maintain the electrical grid infrastructure and services known as public power.  Continue reading Public Power Week highlights reliability and service

Public Power Week celebrates value to community

Public Power Week celebrates value to community

The City of College Station is recognizing the dedicated professionals of College Station Utilities and Utility Customer Service during Public Power Week, which runs through Saturday. The 31st Public Power Week is a nationwide celebration of public power’s value to its communities and honors the thousands of men and women who provide and maintain the electrical grid infrastructure and services. Continue reading Public Power Week celebrates value to community

Public Power Week focuses on reliable electricity

Public Power Week focuses on reliable electricity

The City of College Station is recognizing the dedicated professionals of College Station Utilities and Utility Customer Service during Public Power Week, which starts Sunday and runs through Saturday, Oct. 8. The event celebrates the thousands of men and women across the United States who provide and maintain the electrical grid infrastructure and services known as public power. Continue reading Public Power Week focuses on reliable electricity

5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

5 things to watch at Thursday’s city council meetings

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

The College Station City Council gathers Thursday at city hall for its workshop (about 5:30 p.m.) and regular (7 p.m.) meetings. Here are five items to watch:

  1. Water Master Plan Update: In the workshop, the council will hear a presentation about the city’s updated Water Master Plan, which includes population and demand projections, system analyses, and plans for capital improvements.
  2. Underground Power Line Maintenance: The council will hear a workshop presentation about College Station Utilities’ maintenance program for underground power lines. About 56 percent of the city’s electric network is underground.
  3. Wellborn Road-Green Prairie Trail Project: As part of the consent agenda, the council will consider an advanced funding agreement with the state to extend Greens Prairie Trail to the city limits west of Wellborn Road. The city would contribute $450,000 toward the improvements.
  4. Holleman South Widening Project: The council will consider a $1.01 million contract for engineering services related to the design of the Holleman South Widening Project, which will reconstruct Holleman from North Dowling to Rock Prairie Road West. The project is expected to be finished by 2018.
  5. ITS Master Plan: The council will consider a contract not to exceed $811,413 for the second year of the Intelligent Transportation System Master Plan. The second year’s implementation includes upgrades to the traffic signal shop, 25 cameras, Bluetooth readers, and design of a message system that communicates real-time roadway information to drivers.

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Second transformer arrives at Northgate substation

Second transformer arrives at Northgate substation

 

By Patrick McIntyre, CSU Energy Coordinator  

CSU received a second transformer Thursday morning at the Northgate substation the city shares with Texas A&M. The new transformer doubles the substation’s capacity and will help us stay ahead of Northgate’s growth.

Since the substation is located in a high-density area, precautions had to be taken. College Station police escorted the truck and 70-foot trailer carrying the 150,000-lb. load through a route prescribed by the Texas Department of Transportation. University police isolated the area that led to the station entrance, where a 350-ton mobile crane carefully off-loaded the transformer.

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