New transformers increase electrical reliability in Brookfield

Ongoing work in Brookfield is ensuring more reliability to nearly 3,000 Brookfield residents and businesses thanks to funding from Ameren Missouri’s Smart Energy Plan.

Since 2014, Brookfield officials and Ameren Missouri employees have been working together to work on a plan to increase the reliability to the electrical framework for the city. On March 3, that hard work began to become a reality when crews worked to install the first of two 55-ton transformers.

Work began more than two years ago to design the new transformers, which will replace four older substations throughout the city, which Steve Underwood a member of Ameren’s Substation Design team, said.

Crews showed up at the location near the city’s wastewater treatment plant two hours ahead of the large crane from Simon Crane Services in St. Charles placing the first of two transformers on a platform. Underwood said that over the next several weeks’ crews will prepare the area for the setting of the second transformer, then overhead line crews will begin transferring the power grid to the new units. Overhead line crews have been in Brookfield already working on overhead lines…  Click here for the full Linn County Leader article.


“Seeing the installation of the transformed today is the result of a lot of hard work from a lot of people,” Dana Tarpening, City Manager said. “We are very thankful for what it means for the community of Brookfield.”