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CARVER TO KINGSTON RELIABILITY PROJECT

Eversource is constructing 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 new line is being constructed between our Carver Substation and our Kingston Substation.

The project route 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:

  • 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
  • File Siting Petition with DPU: June 5, 2020
  • DPU Public Hearing: October 27, 2020
  • DPU Evidentiary Hearings: March 16 and 18, 2021
  • Petition approved by DPU: May 6, 2022

Estimated Timetable (subject to change):

  • Start of construction (pending all necessary approvals): August 1, 2022
  • Projected in-service date: Spring 2023

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.

On May 6, 2022, Eversource received approval from the DPU to construct the Carver to Kingston Reliability Project. See the DPU 20-67 Final Order. 

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

Eversource is committed to keeping neighbors, businesses and community members informed on project activities during construction.

Construction will begin with vegetation removal starting August 1, 2022. This work is not expected to interrupt electric service to homes or businesses.

Week of 8/15/22

Crews will be working to trim and remove vegetation within the transmission corridor (right-of-way) off of Grove Street, Wapping Road and Tall Timbers Lane.

Week of 8/15/22

No work anticipated in Plympton this week.

Week of 8/15/22

No work anticipated in Carver this week.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Before starting construction in a community, we mail start of construction letters to property owners along the route. In addition, door-to door outreach is done in advance of each major construction phase to keep property owners informed. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information about the Carver to Kingston Reliability Project, send an email to ProjectInfo@eversource.com or call 800-793-2202.