City continues maintenance, upgrades at power plant


Tonia Copeland

These large breakers were recently replaced at the Kimball's south substation, the main substation for the city.

Recent maintenance updates at the power plant in Kimball have sparked community interest in the inner workings of the facility.

City Administrator Daniel Ortiz, Kimball power plant supervisor Lance Terrill and City of Kimball Electric Department crewman Taylor Brown took time to explain how the community is powered.

The majority of the city's power is transmitted through Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) lines, which is then transformed to more usable energy and transmitted to one of two substations in Kimball from the main substation.

The east substation is located on the eastern ed...

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