CARVER TO KINGSTON RELIABILITY PROJECT
Eversource is proposing to construct a new 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Carver and Kingston, Mass. This upgrade is one of a group of projects designed to improve the reliability of the electric system serving southeastern Massachusetts, both today and in the future.
The proposed new line would be constructed between our Carver Substation and our Kingston Substation.
The preferred solution runs approximately 8 miles within a right of way (power line corridor), passing through portions of Carver, Plympton and Kingston.
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Project Facts (preferred solution and design):
- Route length: 8 miles
- Line location: Carver, Plympton and Kingston, Mass.
- Line voltage: 115,000-volt (115-kV) transmission line
- Siting review by: Department of Public Utilities (DPU)
- Public Open Houses: August 13 and 14, 2019
Estimated Timetable (subject to change):
- File Siting Petition with the DPU: June 2020
- DPU Public Hearings: Second/Third Quarter 2020
- Start of construction (pending all necessary approvals): 2021
- Estimated in-service date: Fourth Quarter 2022
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES (DPU)
To construct and operate the proposed transmission line, Eversource must file a petition with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) for approval. The petition filing is part of the regulatory review process, as defined by Massachusetts state statutes.
As a part of the evidentiary process, the DPU will host a public comment hearing where stakeholders are given the opportunity to participate in the siting process. Owners of property near the project will be informed of the public hearing dates and are encouraged to participate.
We will be engaging with town officials, residents, businesses, community groups and other stakeholders through municipal briefings, open houses and meetings – answering questions and listening to concerns about the project.
Eversource hosted public open houses in Carver on August 13, 2019, and in Kingston on August 14, 2019, to give local residents, business owners, and other interested stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about the project, ask questions, and provide feedback.
We will continue these outreach efforts as the proposed project proceeds through the siting process and into construction.
For more information about the Carver to Kingston Reliability Project, send an email to ProjectInfo@eversource.com or call 800-793-2202.