New substation opens up development

The new Davis Gap Substation was formally introduced during a press conference and ribbon-cutting event Thursday. Among the attendees were FPIA Board members, Mayor Brian Baine, City Council members, Chamber members, representatives from TVA and local FPIA staff. 

The Fort Payne Improvement Authority has officially cut the ribbon on its new Davis Gap Substation, which went online Nov. 4. 

FPIA General Manager Mike Shirey said the new substation will relieve some of the load off the existing 60+ year old substation at Second Street NE and Clark Avenue SE, as well as giving FPIA a back feed option for Airport Road. 

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