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National Grid Unveiled a $16 Million Renovated Substation in Liverpool

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LIVERPOOL, N.Y. -- National Grid unveiled a $16 million renovated substation on Wetzel Road in Liverpool Wednesday.

The station began operating at the end of last month and serves about 8,000 customers.

It's the first of its kind in the region, as the company looks to upgrade old systems. The hope is to become more reliable.

Something the area could use during extreme weather conditions or cold winter months.

"We have to be good at investing to try and make sure the systems that are staying are more resilient in the first place. But we get huge storms threw we'll get issues, we've done a lot of work to make sure that we're better at responding, better at predicting where the weather is going to hit us and then getting out there and getting the power and the gas back on for our customers as soon as possible," said National Grid CEO Steve Holliday.

The substation is part of a larger project for Upstate New York which includes more than $3 billion in infrastructure improvements.

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