David Dahle

David Dahle

Posted on 07/02/2013


Photo taken on June 30, 2013


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34.5kV
2400V delta


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Northwestern Public Service - Wessington, SD

Northwestern Public Service - Wessington, SD
The 34.5kV/2400V substation at Wessington. This was visible right from the highway and so was something of a brake stomper.

Those switches up on top are the same "Frankenstein" style switches I see from time to time on OTP.

SW Ohio Lines, Tony Glen, Qwerty Cody, Johnvosh and 6 other people have particularly liked this photo


7 comments - The latest ones
Lewis Perkins
Lewis Perkins
Cool Shot! I drew a few Frankenstein style switchs in some of my Darwings.
5 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
Bet that sub's been there for a LONG time...sure would be cool to have seen the original transformers in it!
5 years ago.
David Dahle has replied to Power Lines
What makes it EVEN nicer is the fact the incoming line has Hewletts and that there are choke coils on the side of the sub!!!!
5 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
Whoa! How about that! Now that is COOL! Now I really want to have seen the original transfomers! : )
5 years ago.
David Dahle has replied to Power Lines
Just got word from Northwestern Energy that this sub is to be wrecked out this year. :(

Dunno what that means as far as the 2400V distribution system.
5 years ago.
Tony Glen
Tony Glen
nice!
5 years ago.
David Dahle
David Dahle
This sub is gone - lock, stock, and barrel. The distribution system was rebuilt to 13.2kV (the 34.5kV line into the sub was similarly downgraded to this voltage).
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.