September 20, 2022, City Council Special Session Meeting Brief

Council Business

  1. Presentation: Electric System long Range Plan

Presented by JD Bush, PE, of Patterson and Dewar Engineers who worked with City Electric Department and City Administration on the Electric System Long Range Plan. The plan charts projects needed to be done in order to maintain and improve the electric system for the next 20 years, starting in 2021. With projected development and population growth in Green Cove Spring needed improvements are divided into three different categories: power lines, voltage conversion, and substation upgrades. Power line projects include installing new underground lines in the south end of the City near Reynolds Park and replace poles and add additional circuits directly feeding in and out of Chapman Substation. Three different voltage conversion projects are needed to be done in the South, North and Harbor Road areas of the City to continue to improve reliability with a rapidly growing population. Further improvements to Chapman Substation include adding a second new transformer to replace one of the two aged transformers and building a second substation in another area of the City by 2030.

City Council unanimously approves of the plan. Electric Director Andy Yeager announces that staff have reached out to another company to do a separate electric utility rate study.

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