System Upgrades

 
We're making thousands of improvements to our electric and natural gas delivery systems. Below is information about projects we're implementing across our 43,700 square-mile service territory.

While the upgrade is a long-term project, customers are already experiencing results. The upgrades, which started in 2012, have improved reliability 20% and saved our customers an estimated $57 million per year.
     
     
  Smart Switching Technology

Across our service area, we're installing smart switching technology - it's like a circuit breaker that could quickly switch itself back on if there's a problem.
          
  Substation Upgrades

To help avoid outages and increase capacity, we're installing equipment upgrades at substations. These improvements are like turning a two-lane highway into a four-lane highway.
     
  Smart Grid Test Facility

We created a live, utility scale laboratory to give companies and entrepreneurs the opportunity to test new technologies on an energized utility grid.
     
  Training Facilities

To build a smarter new grid, our training facilities also need to be up to date. We constructed a new facility in Belleville and improved our existing center in Decatur to prepare our workforce to support our advanced technology.
     
 
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