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1810 Transmission Line Upgrade Project

Placed in service in December 2016, the 1810 Transmission Line Upgrade Project strengthens the electric system and is providing reliable power to customers in the Bristol and Southington, Conn., area to meet their energy needs.

Work included replacing 14 structures, reinforcing 10 structures, and re-wiring 3.5 miles of transmission line on existing rights-of-way in Bristol and Southington.  In addition, equipment was upgraded at the Southington substation. While the project was placed into service in December of 2016, restoration efforts will continue into the summer of 2017. 

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Project Facts:

  • Route ​length: Approximately 3.5 miles
  • Location: Bristol and Southington, Connecticut
  • Line ​voltage: 115,000-volt (115-kV) overhead transmission line
  • Substation: Upgrades at the Southington Substation, Belleview Avenue, Southington, Conn.
  • Siting ​review ​by: ​The Connecticut Siting Council (CSC)

Timetable:

  • Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) Petition ​filing: November 2015
  • CSC ​Approval: January 25, 2016
  • Start of ​construction: ​June 2016
  • Estimated ​in-​service ​date: ​December 2016
  • Completion of restoration: Summer 2017

Public Outreach

Beginning with municipal briefings and community outreach efforts related to the 1810 Transmission Line Upgrade Project, we made a concerted effort to engage town officials, residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to inform, answer questions, and listen to concerns about the project. Outreach will continue until restoration is complete.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information about the 1810 Transmission Line Upgrade Project, send an email to TransmissionInfo@eversource.com or call 800-793-2202.