WPBOS approve to advertise for bidding on substation materials

Staff Writer

Mayor Robbie Robinson asked for Jeff Atwell, electrical engineer from Starkville, to come forward and address the board on the next step for the South West Point Substation Project.
"We are continuing to work on the new West Point Substation," Atwell said. "We received bids for construction today. As part of this project we are continuing to purchase materials that will be constructed as part of the substation. We've already purchased the substation power transformers. Those are on order."
The items ordered will not arrive until later in the year. They take six to eight months to be delivered, according to Atwell. So to meet the deadline in 2021, the equipment is being ordered as soon as possible.