This was the moment of truth. On May 8, 2016, the Energy Control Center was about to issue the command to close Breaker 4 and energize the first 345-kV transformer at the East 13th Street substation. At 1:58 p.m. the command was sent, Breaker 4 closed, and the new integrated substation automation and protection system (SAPS) was officially on-line. A few team members momentarily held their breath as the Breaker 4 command was issued. It was Con Edison’s first time installing and ...

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