NAEC energizes new Clarkridge Substation

North Arkansas Electric Cooperative energized its new Clarkridge Substation and transmission line Wednesday.

The substation adds needed capacity to NAEC’s system and improves the co-op’s flexibility and ability to serve members during normal operations and outage situations. The power in the Clarkridge area previously came from another substation a few miles north of Mountain Home. The feeder then had a long lake crossing at Pigeon Creek. The new Clarkridge Substation provides a direct source of power for approximately 700 members in the Clarkridge area. The substation also alleviates some loading issues in the area and provides room for expected growth.

The eight-mile transmission line marks completion of the second phase of a long-range plan to build a northern transmission loop to connect NAEC’s Midway, Three Brothers, Clarkridge, Gamaliel and Henderson substations.

North Arkansas Electric Cooperative serves more than 36,000 active accounts throughout seven counties. The cooperative’s headquarters is located in Salem, and full-service offices are located in Ash Flat and Mountain Home. For more information, visit NAEC or call 870-895-3221.

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