Mohave Electric Cooperative Directors Gordon Ennes, District 2, and Joe Anderson, District 3, review construction plans for MEC’s Opalka Substation in Golden Shores with Tom Longtin, Mohave Electric manager of operations and engineering. Completion of the substation is expected this summer.
“A new substation for Golden Shores was proposed in our 10-year work plan several years ago, and we monitored the load growth through the years so that we would be ready to build when the time was right.” said Longtin. “That time came about two years ago, and the Board approved moving ahead with the construction plan. Opalka Substation will strengthen our system and improve reliability for our members in Golden Shores and Topock. The new facility will also provide infrastructure to accommodate future growth in the area,” he explained.