City of Winfield and GridLiance inaugurate new Tie Switchyard for electric reliability and resiliency

City officials, GridLiance representatives, local and state dignitaries and members of the community  on April 11th celebrated a significant step in protecting and improving the reliability and resiliency of electric service for the City of Winfield – the inauguration of the new Tie Switchyard. The City of Winfield and GridLiance energized the new facility in Oct. 2023.

 Due to the age and importance of the local electric grid, in 2022, the City of Winfield and GridLiance decided to construct a new Tie Switchyard adjacent to the existing Tie Substation. The facility will support future upgrades and provide adequate space for additional transmission lines, the interconnection of new energy generation sources and new lines for serving local homes and businesses.

 “The reliability and resiliency of the electric grid is of the utmost importance to the city. No one wants to be without power, and the new Tie Switchyard is an important step in preparing for future growth and preventing power outages,” said Taggart Wall, Winfield’s City Manager

 “We value our strong relationship with the City of Winfield, and this project is a great example of what we can accomplish together,” said Natalie Smith, GridLiance president. “The new Tie Switchyard demonstrates our ability to improve reliability and build a system that will continue to serve the growth of the city and its residents for years to come.”