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MPC to upgrade Missoula equipment

MPC to upgrade Missoula equipment

Missoulian Utility will spend $55 million in Montana

Montana Power will spend about $7.4 million on its Missoula electricity distribution system.

Across the state, the utility will spend about $55 million to upgrade its existing system, said Dave Johnson, vice president of distribution services.

Among the projects is a recently completed 69 kilovolt transmission line between Missoula and Hamilton that was rebuilt and upgraded. Another project will be a two-year rebuild of the transmission line between Taft and Missoula, a 100-mile span. A new feeder circuit also will be built at the Bonner substation to provide more capacity to the east side of Missoula, along with two similar projects at the substations along Higgins Avenue and Reserve Street.

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