Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

WORCESTER TWP., PA-Philadelphia-based PECO has selected a nine-acre site that it owns off Fisher Road for a proposed electric transmission substation. The utility company plans to submit an application to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission by year-end for approval of the substation and site.

The estimated construction cost is $50 million, and the company expects to complete the project by summer 2010. Two sets of PECO electric transmission lines intersect beneath the vacant parcel. The selection followed a review of several options. Proximity to the existing lines, accessibility to the site and the impact to surrounding residents are among the factors that led to this choice.

“After months of public involvement and getting extensive input, we believe that this property is the best option and balances the needs of local residents and the company,” says Craig Adams, PECO’s SVP and COO, in a statement. “I also want to convey our appreciation for the patience exhibited by the community as we moved through this process.”

The substation will convert higher voltage power from an existing line into lower voltage power so it can be rerouted through the regional network more efficiently and alleviate congestion with power flows on the regional grid. The design is not yet complete, but a PECO spokesman tells GlobeSt.com, “it will be an open structure, strictly for housing electrical equipment.” He says the facility, including security features, will occupy the full nine acres.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.