Efacec delivers first US-built transformer from new plant

ATLANTA (WTOC) - A 115 MVA/115 kV high capacity core-type transformer, which was made at Efacec USA's new Effingham County plant, was delivered to a New Mexico wind farm this month.

Upcoming deliveries to utilities nationwide are part of an urgent mission to upgrade the aging U.S. power infrastructure, support the move to renewable power, and accelerate the economy, according to Efacec USA.

The Efacec USA's transformer plant in Effingham County is the sole North American producer of large, high capacity shell-type transformers and core units, according to the company.

The 115 MVA core transformer unit, deployed as part of the Red Mesa wind project by NextEra is typical of the units that the new plant will be producing, according to the company.

The unit stands 16 feet high, weighs 97 tons and is capable of powering a small town.

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