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Fountain Electric sets record Council approves several projects to meet utility demands of growing community


Last updated 7/22/2020 at 2pm

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Zach Cimino and city electric staff work on the 115KV transmission line conduit installation.

At the last Fountain City Council meeting July 14, members voted to approve several measures related to the new East Fountain Substation. The timing was ironic, as the Fountain Electric had just logged a new historical peak demand of 60.5 megawatts on July 10.

The record affirms "continued load growth on the city of Fountain's electric distribution system," Electric Superintendent Carl Christian said.

Demand represents the amount of electricity being consumed by customers at any given time, Christian explained.

"Overall demand on Fountain's electric system has increased 18 percent in the l...

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