Last July, RG&E sent a letter to you about the proposed expansion of our Station 124 (an electric substation) at 1580 Harris Road in the Town of Penfield. We also held a public meeting on July 27, 2011 to provide additional information about this project.
Since then, we have obtained the necessary project approvals from the Town of Penfield, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and we expect to start construction in April.
To help us continue to provide safe, reliable service and meet increasing demand for electricity, we plan to expand the substation footprint from two acres to five acres on existing RG&E property in order to accommodate new equipment. We also expect to replace some of the transmission line structures located east of the substation.
In April, once construction in underway, you may notice additional vehicle traffic in and out of the substation. In September, you may also notice large equipment arriving at the site.
All work and site restoration will be done in accordance with a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan that was developed for this project. We expect to complete the work by August 2013.
As our work progresses, we will do our best to keep you informed of significant developments.
We realize that construction projects may sometimes cause inconvenience. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work to enhance the safety, reliability and capacity of our electricity delivery system.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact me at 585.724.8742.
Ivette D. Torres
Lead Analyst - Public Affairs