North Central Electric Co-op receives economic development award

ATTICA — North Central Electric Cooperative received a Distinguished Contributions to Economic Development Award from the Wyandot County Office of Economic Development and Regional Planning Wednesday evening.

The co-op received the award for building the Adrian substation, a statement from North Central Electric Cooperative states.

The nearly $1.8 million substation project, built by Carey’s Vaughn Industries in 2018, is NCE’s 12th substation and should serve Wyandot County for years to come, the release states.

“Building the substation on my watch as a trustee for North Central Electric makes me proud that we are involved in bettering the community by providing affordable and reliable energy for our members,” Duane Frankart, NCE board president, is quoted saying in the release. “This is what the co-op is all about — we are member-owned, and we are here to serve our members.”

The Adrian substation, located in Tymochtee Township in northern Wyandot County, was built to enhance service reliability as well as alleviate some of the load from NCE’s Carey substation, it states. The substation helps satisfy future load growth and maintain reliability by reducing congestion in the power grid, and also accommodates growing demand from the National Lime and Stone Co. and Kalmbach Feeds near Carey, it states.

After construction was completed, the substation was connected to NCE’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system, which gives the cooperative the ability to monitor and control substations from the NCE headquarters, it states.