USA, Mississippi: A new $1 million power transformer has arrived to the southwest substation in Tupelo, Mississippi, after a piece of equipment malfunctioned in June, causing the transformer on Cliff Gookin Blvd. to explode.
It will take a couple of months before the new unit goes online, reports djournal.
Tupelo Water & Light Director Johnny Timmons said the manufacturer will come to Tupelo on 18 January to install fins and bushings. They will also do a pressure test before filling the device with mineral oil.
“Once that is done, another contractor will come in and start to put in the busses and connect it to the grid,” Timmons said. “We figure it will be over into February before we energize the transformer.”