New city hall generator now positioned for service

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN DON RATZLAFF
Jason Plett (left) of the city electrical crew helps Bill McGovern of Foley Equipment, Wichita, unhook cables after lowering the city’s new $20,000 generator at city hall last week. Unlike its predecessor, the new generator is big enough to power all of city hall as well as storm sirens when a power outage occurs. City Administrator Steve Garrett said it also will be used during the hot days of summer for “peak shaving”-which means lowering the city’s electrical consumption at during its highest-use periods. Electrical companies set their rates for an entire year based on those “peak” periods.

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