(CENTRALIA, WA) -- The Centralia City Council last week approved the purchase of a new electrical substation transformer that will likely be the main piece of equipment at the Salzer substation that will be constructed soon.
Centralia City Light Manager M.L. Norton says that at $860,000, the cost comes in about $140,000 below the estimated cost of $1 million. He says the transformer will be installed on a platform that is designed to move during an earthquake to protect it and keep it functioning.
The new Salzer substation is expected to be completed in 2018.