Crucial upgrade will further strengthen local electric system
BERLIN, Conn. – As part of an on-going effort to further strengthen the electric distribution system in Greenwich, Eversource will soon begin work on the underground line portion of the Greenwich Substation & Line Project. The work includes installing a new 115-kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line under approximately two miles of local streets through the south side of town.
“Breaking ground on this project is a significant step toward reinforcing the electric system in Greenwich to ensure our customers have reliable power during heat waves, severe cold snaps and other times of high energy use,” said Eversource Vice President of Project Management Steve Sullivan. “More than 28,000 Greenwich customers rely on us to have energy for every moment of their lives and this upgrade project will allow us to meet their energy needs while being sensitive to neighborhood aesthetics.”
The project also includes constructing a new substation on Railroad Avenue later this year. The new underground transmission line will connect the new substation to Eversource’s Cos Cob Substation.
This work will not interrupt electric service to local businesses or residents. As always, Eversource will continue to work closely with community leaders and property owners where work is being done to mitigate any potential impacts. The project is expected to be complete in 2020.
For more information on the Greenwich Substation & Line Project, please visit our project website at Eversource.com.
Eversource (NYSE: ES) transmits and delivers electricity to 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns, provides natural gas to 232,000 customers in 73 communities, and supplies water to approximately 197,000 customers in 51 communities across Connecticut. Recognized as the top U.S. utility for its energy efficiency programs by the sustainability advocacy organization Ceres, Eversource harnesses the commitment of its more than 8,300 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website (www.eversource.com) and follow us on Twitter (@EversourceCT) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceCT). For more information on our water services, visit www.aquarionwater.com.