The power of tomorrow’s Edmond got a boost Wednesday with the dedication the C.R. Burgett Substation, located at 3033 N. Air Depot north of Covell.
Retired Edmond Electric Utility Director Charlie Burgett is the namesake of the project. Burgett was with Edmond Electric for 17 years beginning in 1992.
“This is just tremendous,” Burgett said. “During the time I was with Edmond Electric we saw over 100 percent growth in number of customers and amount of power used in the city of Edmond. This is just another indication of Edmond’s commitment of meeting the growth in our city and supplying it with very reliable and inexpensive electricity.”
Mayor Charles Lamb was among the city’s staff and business leaders on hand to celebrate the substation. Lamb said the project represents the city’s second electrical feed into Edmond from the north. Generations to come will benefit from the C.R. Burgett Substation, he added.
“Edmond is the envy of electrical systems in Oklahoma, in large part due to (Burgett), his time on watch,” Lamb said.
Burgett commended the City Council for approving the project and opening it before the peak energy demand of summertime.
The cost of the project was $2.5 million, said Dean Sherrick, distribution superintendent.
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