The 60,000-square-foot facility is located near the Highway 79/Bennett exit off Interstate 70. It will serve the easternmost portion of IREA’s service territory, which covers 1,100 square miles and nearly 8,000 customers and includes the towns of Bennett, Strasburg, Byers, Deer Trail and Kiowa, as well as other parts of Adams, Arapahoe and Elbert counties.

The new facility replaces IREA’s previous facilities in Strasburg, which were too small and split between parcels several blocks apart. It will also house IREA’s backup control center and newest mobile substation.

“Our personnel are excited to work out of a new state-of-the-art facility,” said IREA Bennett District Manager Robert Kiess. “It will help us better serve our rapidly growing community for years to come.”