Leitchfield Utilities Superintendent Dwight Embry announced last week that the city Waste Water Treatment Plant’s (WWTP) new capacitor bank is expected to be installed by the end of June.
During the regularly scheduled, Thursday, June 4 Leitchfield Utilities Commission meeting, Embry said the new capacitor bank will take about four days to install, during which time the facility’s power will not have to be turned off.
The capacitor bank is expected to reduce the WWTP’s annual electric costs by approximately $5,312 per year by storing energy and preventing line surges.
The total cost of the project proposal from McGill Power S&E for the equipment and installation of the new capacitor bank is approximately $12,362.86, which was approved by the Utilities Commission during its May 21 meeting.
Embry said the capacitor bank will be placed on top of the WWTP’s existing switch gears.