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Southeastern Electric Co-op doubling Sioux Falls substation

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A local electric company has plans to kickoff a new project looking 20 years down the road.

Construction has already started for Southeastern Electric Cooperative and is planned through the fall.

The General Manager said the company plans to double the size of their substation.

One of the biggest reasons is because Sioux Falls is growing.

And that growth extends outside of city limits and into the Southeastern Electric Co-op region.

Something they do not anticipate slowing down anytime soon.

The Sioux Falls substation was built around 1994.

Then it was upgraded in 2003 and again in 2007.

But General Manager, Brad Schardin, says this expansion will be about four to six million dollars.

He said they are doing one final expansion and several other newer substations.

And said it is all to meet their growing customers and provide them with reliable power.

"All of us want to have that power at the flip of a switch and with us looking forward we want to be proactive and reactive and that's why we're looking for the next 20 years to make these expansion needs so we're pretty excited about it," said Schardin.

You can keep up to date with the construction by following their progress on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

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