Vectren working on downtown grid

Jun 6, 2018

Vectren headquarters on Evansville's riverfront
Credit John Gibson

Vectren says it’s working to improve the electrical grid in Downtown Evansville.

Vectren Energy Delivery says crews will complete five grid modernization and expansion projects to meet the demands of the growing downtown.

In a news release, the utility company said two of the projects consist of underground cable replacement, which includes replacing aging infrastructure and retrofitting existing manholes lids.

Another two projects will replace network transformers serving several downtown-area buildings.

And Vectren said it’s constructing a new underground circuit on Second Street that will provide service to the Post House, a $40 million mixed-use development planned across the street from the Old Post Office.

The new circuit will eventually continue down Second Street to tie into another circuit and support upgrades being completed by the Evansville Water and Sewer Department.

Meantime, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has scheduled a public hearing for Vectren’s proposed rate increase.

It’s set for Wednesday, July 11th, at 6 p.m. in USI’s Performance Center.