As a part of the construction of the Southeast Switching Station (SESS), the City installed our fiber network optic between the new switching station and our electrical substations. Initially, the fiber optic network connected the 69 kV electrical transmission electrical relays to the City’s SCADA system. Now that Pella will have connected the transmission electrical relays to the SCADA system, City staff would like to proceed with connecting the distribution relays (12.5 kV) via the fiber network. In addition to engineering fees, the project will also involve the purchase of electrical relays and processors, which is estimated to cost $45,000. The tentative timeline for completion is January 1, 2014.