Thursday, 06 February 2014 15:31
The City of West Point last night voted to spend some of the money generated by increases in the city electric bills that were passed on to local residents and businesses the past two years.
But it’s needed, city officials said, to make needed upgrades to the electrical distribution system.
Last night the council approved work orders that will cost more than $900,000 for a new transformer and switchgear for the new substation to be built just north of the city’s power plant.
The council accepted Virginia Transformer Corporation’s $535,940 bid for the transformer, and Power Corporation’s bid of $381,085 for the 15 kV protected switchgear. The latter item’s cost will be lowered a bit because that price included a 7.5 percent sales tax, which won’t be paid.