By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE – The city’s power plant, which borders the Detroit River, will retro-fill the oil in two transformers to mitigate the risk of a negative environmental outcome should a spill occur.
The oil retro-fit in the two main transformers, which are in Power Plants 6902 and 6904, will make the change to comply with environmental requirements. They are currently filled with mineral oil, which will be retro-filled with FR3 natural ester dielectric fluid.
The two transformers will remain in service independent of the existing generation assets at the power plant.
Electric Power Systems, with its corporate office in Riverview, was awarded the project based on its $424,867 bid and its history with Wyandotte Municipal Services.
The capital project is in line with the city’s goal of continually improving its power generation facilities. The project is part of the city’s five-year capital plan, and is allocated to the 2021 and 2022 fiscal years, with a Sept. 30 targeted completion date.