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Carver to Kingston Reliability Project

Why Are We Doing This Project?

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.

Where Is This Work Being Done?

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.

Map of the proposed Carver to Kingston Reliability Project.

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When Is The Work Being Done?

  • Public open houses: August 13 and 14, 2019
  • File siting petition with Department of Public Utilities (DPU): June 5, 2020
  • DPU public hearing: October 27, 2020
  • DPU evidentiary hearings: March 16 and 18, 2021
  • Start of construction: August 1, 2022
  • Projected in-service date (subject to change): Spring 2023

About this project

  • Route length: 8 miles
  • Line voltage: 115,000-volt (115-kV) transmission line
  • Siting review by: DPU

Construction Updates

We're committed to keeping neighbors, businesses and community members informed on project activities during construction.

Construction began in 2017 and work is not expected to interrupt electric service to homes or businesses.

Kingston

Week of January 30

Our contractor, MJ Electric, will continue to erect structures within the right-of-way in Kingston.

Week of February 6

Our contractor, MJ Electric, will continue to erect structures within the right-of-way in Kingston.

Additionally, vehicles will be entering and exiting from the Brook Street Substation.

Week of February 13

Our contractor, MJ Electric, will continue to erect structures within the right-of-way in Kingston.

Additionally, vehicles will be entering and exiting from the Brook Street Substation.

Plympton

Weeks of January 30 - February 13

Our contractor, MJ Electric, will continue to erect new structures within the right-of-way in Plympton.

Additionally, our contractor, MJ Electric, will be drilling and pouring the foundations for the new structures.

Carver

Week of January 30

Our contractor, MJ Electric, will be drilling to prepare for the installation of the new structures within the right-of-way. This work will take place off Main Street and Center Street.

Week of February 6

Our contractor, MJ Electric, will be drilling and pouring the foundations for the new structures within the right-of-way.

Week of February 13

Our contractor, MJ Electric, will be drilling to prepare for the installation of the new structures within the right-of-way.

Additionally, MJ Electric will be erecting the new structures within the right of way. This work will take place off Brook Street, High Street, and James Breech Way.

Siting Review

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, we received approval from the DPU to construct the Carver to Kingston Reliability Project. See the DPU 20-67 Final Order. 

    Community Outreach

    We're committed to engaging city officials, residents, businesses, community groups and other stakeholders about project activities through municipal briefings, mailings, virtual meetings and door-to-door outreach, while adhering to COVID-19 social distancing and other related health and safety guidelines.

    We 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.

    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. 

    We will continue these outreach efforts as the proposed project proceeds through the siting process and into construction.

    Have Questions?

    Keeping the lines of communication open is an important part of our work in your community.

    For more information about this project, please call the project information hotline at 1-833-836-0302 or email ProjectInfoMA@eversource.com.