Light and Power Engineering

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Chris Niemann   Technical Operations Manager  (435) 716-9743
Martin Sonntag  Utility Planner - GIS  (435) 716-9173
Matt Turnbow  Utility Planner - GIS  (435) 716-9722
Dan Barton  Lead Substation Technician   (435) 716-9742
Matt Downs  Journeyman Substation Technician  
Andrew Horsley  Journeyman Substation Technician  
Birch Benson  Substation Technician  

The Electric Engineering Division is responsible for the analysis, design, maintenance and management support of the electrical power system in Logan City.

Through proper planning, design, management and coordination of our projects and the projects of developers or other City Departments, and through good maintenance and testing practices in our substations and generation equipment, they maintain the reliability and integrity of the City's electrical system we have all come to rely on.

They provide technical expertise in Electrical, GIS mapping, Fiber Optics, PSC's, SCADA and Radio Communications to anyone willing.

Planning/GIS
Utility Planners use a GPS (Global Positioning System) which processes satellite information to accurately locate power lines and equipment on a map. The power lines or equipment is also cataloged for type, size and other important information. After all this information is collected, it is converted and incorporated with an aerial photo. The newly created "map" is an accurate representation of the electrical system in Logan. Planners use the maps to update and design new projects, trouble shooting, engineering studies and many other uses.

Logan's Electrical System
Logan's Electrical System consists of one transmission substation, five distribution substations, 13 miles of transmission lines and 80 miles of overhead distribution lines. Each substation consists of: one or more transformers - a device which lowers the operating voltage; circuit breakers - a device which protects each distribution line by "opening" in the event of a problem; and the relay equipment - a device which monitors the power lines and controls the opening and closing of the circuit breaker in the event of a problem.

Our peak occurs in the summer and reaches 89 Megawatts or 89,000,000 watts. That's 890,000 - 100 watt light bulbs. Our capacity under normal conditions is 100 MW. We are currently working to increase the capacity to serve Logan well into the future.