MOBILE TRANSFORMER IN USE AT BEM SUBSTATION
Last week, Sho-Me crews installed a mobile transformer at Bem in order to perform maintenance on the substation. Crews plan to perform relay upgrades, perform maintenance on the transformer including the load tap changer, maintain the low volt main breaker, move transformer arresters, and move the battery bank from an outdoor vault to inside the control building. The mobile transformer allows for normal operation of the substation while the upgrades take place. The mobile will be in service at Bem for up to two months.
“Electric co-ops are essential to the economic well-being of the communities they serve, providing good jobs, keeping the lights on, and helping to create a positive environment for families, farms and businesses to thrive.”
Jim Matheson, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
NIANGUA RIVER DAM
The Niangua Hydraulic Generating Station, situated on the Niangua River, approximately 24 miles northwest of Lebanon, was completed late in 1930 by the Management and Engineering Corporation and placed in operation by the Missouri Electric Power Company on November 9, 1930.