Monday, July 19, 2010

Huge electrical construction project beginning in Monticello

One of the biggest construction projects in San Juan County in years has started just east of Monticello at what is known as Rocky Mountain Power Company’s Pinto Substation. Easily visible just south of U. S. 491 as motorists exit Monticello headed east, this huge humming 345,000 volt behemoth which looks like a space station from another planet is being added upon to the tune of “many millions of dollars.” How much, the company would not officially say. But those in the know, estimate the addition to be in the neighborhood of $25 million. When completed in the spring of 2011, the addition will make the substation complex almost twice as big as it is now. The Pinto Substation east of Monticello is one of the ten largest in the state and handles all of southeastern Utah. San Juan Record