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Frost Bridge to Campville 115-kV Transmission Project

Construction on a new transmission line and substation upgrades in northwest Connecticut began in November 2016. These improvements will strengthen the electric system and provide customers with the reliable power they need – while meeting national and regional reliability standards.  

The new 10.4-mile line ​crosses the towns of Watertown, Thomaston, Litchfield, and Harwinton to connect Eversource’s Frost Bridge substation in Watertown with its Campville Substation in Harwinton.  The line is located entirely within Eversource’s existing transmission line right-of-way.  In addition, new equipment is being installed at both substations.

We are also reconfiguring two 115-kV lines where they cross the Naugatuck River at the Litchfield/Harwinton town lines. This reconfiguration will increase reliability by allowing each line to be supported by its own set of structures.

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Line & Substation Construction

Construction on the new transmission line and upgrades at the Frost Bridge and Campville substations began in November 2016.

Hours of construction will typically be 7 a.m. through 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Due to unforeseen weather or other circumstances, the workday may be extended or work may be performed on a Sunday. 

Project Facts:

  • Route ​length: Approximately 10.4 miles
  • Location: Watertown, Thomaston, Litchfield and Harwinton, Connecticut
  • Line ​voltage: 115,000-volt (115-kV) overhead transmission line
  • Substation: Substation upgrades at both Frost Bridge substation in Watertown and Campville substation in Harwinton
  • Siting ​review ​by: ​The Connecticut Siting Council (CSC)

Estimated Timetable:

  • ​​Municipal Consultation Filing (MCF): September 2015
  • Public ​open ​houses: September 29 and 30, 2015
  • Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) Application ​filing: December 23, 2015
  • CSC Public Hearing: March 1, 2016
  • CSC ​​approval: ​April 14, 2016
  • Development & Management Plan ​approval: September 16, 2016
  • Start of ​construction: ​​November 2016
  • Estimated ​in-​service ​date: ​2018

Connecticut Siting Council Application Filing

For an electric transmission line project, such as the Frost Bridge to Campville 115-kV Transmission Project, the Municipal Consultation and Application Filing phases are part of the siting regulatory review process, as defined by the Connecticut state statutes. 

On April 14, 2016, the CSC voted to approve the Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need (Application) for the construction of the Frost Bridge to Campville 115-kV Transmission Project.

The project’s construction plans, called Development and Management (D&M) Plans, were also submitted to the CSC for approval. On September 16, 2016, the CSC voted to approve the ​project’s D&M Plans.

On January 10, 2017 an update to the D&M Plan, Volume 3 (Maps) was submitted to the CSC for approval.

COMMUNICATION & PUBLIC OUTREACH

Beginning with municipal briefings and community outreach efforts related to the Frost Bridge to Campville 115-kV Transmission Project, we have made a concerted effort to engage town officials, residents, businesses and other stakeholders to inform, answer questions, and listen to concerns about the project.

We will continue these outreach efforts throughout construction.

Contact Information

For more information about the Frost Bridge to Campville Project, send an email to transmissioninfo@eversource.com or call 800-793-2202.