TCLP Installs First Oil-Free Transformer Unit In Country
By Beth Milligan | Feb. 18, 2023
Traverse City Light & Power has installed a Siemens Carepole polemount oil-free transformer, the first such unit installed in the United States.
"In light of increasing weather and climate extremes, the transformer can better withstand environmental hazards, provide a greener solution to the power grid, and (offer) more resiliency," according to a city release. "Due to its cast-resin design - without oil - this environmentally-friendly alternative increases safety for those working in the power generation industry and for the public due to its high level of fire safety, inability to explode, and reduced environmental risks."
The transformer is located on the west side of Hastings Street approximately 175 feet south of Carver Street.