Black Hills Energy to build new $8 million substation on Deadwood Avenue

RAPID CITY, S.D. — More power is coming to Rapid City. Black Hills Energy is installing a new, $8 million dollar substation at its facility on Deadwood Avenue.

BHE pitched the plan to the city’s Public Works Committee. The company says a new West Rapid City substation will improve power reliability and capacity.

The project calls for an extra mile-and-a-half of transmission lines. According to Marc Eyre, BHE’s director of operation, “It will be a transmission substation, so it will feed our sub-transmission facilities, which will then in turn feed the local distribution substation.”

Construction is expected to start in July and be completed in May of 2020.


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