Toledo Edison to spend $113 million to upgrade service

(TOLEDO) - You might not see it but Toledo Edison is spending millions of dollars to deliver more reliable power to your home.

The utility's parent company, First Energy, announced that it will invest $113 million this year on distribution and transmission projects. The goal is to make service to your home and 300,000 of your neighbors more reliable.

The projects will include new transmission lines, equipment replacement, inspection and replacement of utility poles.

"Each year we review our system to look for projects that can brin g the greatest benefit to the largest number of customers" said Rich Sweeney, Toledo Edison president. In a news release Sweeney continued "these proactive enhancements continue to produce positive results."

One $12 million project involves construction of a new 28-mile transmission line in the Sandusky and Fremont areas which should be completed in 2018.

Also improved will be substation security at a cost of $7.6 million.