PORTALES -- Xcel Energy is about to spend $2.5-million in Portales.
Construction on a new substation should begin in the next few weeks.
The project is expected to connect to the existing Portales substation.
The work will help make the Portales system more reliable.
The project is expected to be completed by 2018.
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