Eversource Energy issued the following announcement on Nov. 13.
As part of an on-going effort to strengthen the electric system and continue providing safe and reliable power to its customers, Eversource is upgrading the system in the greater Hartford region. The $61 million improvement project includes enhancing two local substations and installing a new 115-kilovolt electric transmission line from Newington to Hartford.
“This new high-voltage line is crucial to improving power flow in the region and will enable us to reliably serve our customers even during times of high demand, such as a heat wave,” said Eversource Vice President of Project Management Steve Sullivan. “This project is just one example of the work we’re doing around the state to reinforce the electric grid and always looking to serve you better.”
Construction of the new 3.7-mile transmission line is now underway and is scheduled to be complete by late-2019. The Greater Hartford Central Connecticut Reliability Project route passes through portions of Newington, West Hartford and Hartford, along existing Eversource and Amtrak rights of way, as well as under some town streets.
In addition to enhancing electric system reliability, the project will produce new property tax revenues for the three towns along the project route and create good-paying jobs during construction and increase foot traffic at area businesses.
As always, Eversource is working closely with community leaders and property owners where work is being done to mitigate any potential impacts.
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