NASHVILLE, TN – Work is starting on the construction of a new Nashville Electric Service (NES) substation that will serve the southwest portion of Davidson County. Crews will begin blasting at the site on Old Hickory Boulevard and Hillsboro Road later this week. The blasting work will last for approximately two months.
Contractors will also start work excavating the site. The grading should be complete by July 2006. The substation will be energized in June 2007.
The Forest Hills Substation will improve reliability for the entire southwestern territory. It will also minimize the need for new transmission lines. This substation will prevent overloading, which can result in extended power outages to approximately 25,000 customers living in the surrounding area.