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Sertex Contracted for GRTA Upgrades at Two RG&E Substations

The $150 million project will provide alternative power sources when the Ginna Nuclear Power Station is retired after 2018.

Plainfield, CT, December 16, 2015 – Sertex Utility Services announced today that it has completed two transformer and oil containment foundations at Station 122 in Perinton, NY for Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E).

The project is the first phase of the contract for two stations as part of the Ginna Retirement Transmission Alternative (GRTA) project and was completed within six weeks. The new 236-ton transformers, supplied by Tebian Electric Apparatus (TBEA), were set on November 16th.

Construction on station 80 in Henrietta, scheduled to commence during December 2015, will add a 5th bay on the southern end of the 345kV yard.

When completed, these two substations will be able to exchange and transfer power, allowing for the reduction or elimination of thermal overloads when the Ginna station is taken off-line after 2018.

The $150 million GRTA project was designed to enable efficient and reliable alternative power sources from outside the area. The GRTA and the Rochester Area Reliability Project (RARP) represent a $425 million investment that RG&E is making to modernize their electric infrastructure, reduce energy cost and provide better reliability in the area.