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Electrical Improvements Planed For YNP

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The National Park Service is seeking public comment regarding a facilities improvement plan proposed by the utility company that provides electrical service to Yellowstone National Park. That plan involved the construction of seven new 60-foot towers, small equipment buildings, back-up power generators, and propane fuel tanks at seven existing substation sites inside the park. NorthWestern Energy says the infrastructure improvements are intended to provide remote computer monitoring and control of the electrical distribution system and to replace an obsolete radio communications system utility crews need when working inside Yellowstone. Comments on the plan are being accepted through June 13th.

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