Rights of Way for Customers
Eversource, through its operating companies and other subsidiaries, owns and maintains over 3,000 miles of Right of Ways (ROW or ROW’s) throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
These ROW’s are primarily located on land that is privately owned over which we have acquired property interests referred to as “easements.”
These easements give us the right to use this property for a variety of purposes including, without limitation, construction, operation and maintenance of electric and gas facilities.
A ROW often refers to the corridor that Eversource uses to access, build, operate, maintain and repair our facilities. Most of our ROW’s exist via permanent easements across privately owned property where the owner retains some rights.
In addition to easements, some segments of ROW’s consist of property owned entirely by Eversource in fee.
An easement is an interest in land owned by another which entitles the holder with a specific use of the property. An easement is typically a permanent encumbrance and transfers to subsequent owners.
We use these ROW’s or corridors to operate and maintain a safe and reliable system. We will work with property owners seeking to make improvements within our corridors to determine compatibility with our operational and safety requirements.
Eversource may require the removal of or deny any use or activity that is inconsistent with our easement rights, that interferes with our ability to operate and maintain a safe and reliable system or which compromises or restricts in anyway the full use or purpose for which the ROW was established.
To find out if your proposed use of our ROW is compatible please follow the links to contact us directly or submit the property inquiry form (see link below).
You can call us at 800-286-2000 (Connecticut), 800-592-2000 (Eastern Massachusetts), 877-659-6326 (Western Massachusetts) and 800-662-7764 (New Hampshire) or email ROWInquiry@eversource.com.