New Substation Supports Growth

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(Magna-AP) -- Utah Power is powering up. The company's eleventh new substation went online Tuesday.

The four-point-eight (m) million dollar Magna substation is the last of 11-substation projects to go up along the Wasatch Front this year.

The substation powers 25-hundred homes in the rapidly growing Salt Lake Valley.

The energy firm says they've increased their capacity to serve customers by 352-megawatts.

One megawatt can power 500 homes.

The utilities company says it's still trying to catch up with demand.

They're in the midst of a 202 (m) million dollar project aimed at keeping up with demand.

And customers will see their bills go up in January to help pay for it.

The company says Utahns are using much more electricity than they used to.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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