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Whitefield to Littleton (Q195 and Q195 Tap) Line Rebuild Project

Why Are We Doing This Project?

Recent inspections and engineering analysis of the Q195 transmission line, and Q195 Tap, revealed that many of the structures are in poor condition due to their age, woodpecker damage, insect damage and pole rot.

The Q195 transmission line consists of 215 wooden structures, of which 211 will be replaced between Whitefield and Littleton. The Q195 tap contains 15 structures in Littleton, all of which will be replaced. This project will replace the wooden structures with new weathering steel, H frame and three pole structures. Additionally, the conductor (wire) will be replaced, and fiber optic cable, known as optical ground wire (OPGW), will be installed along the full length of the line.

These improvements are part of our ongoing investments to deliver reliable energy to our customers and communities.

Where Is The Work Being Done?

This work will take place within the existing right-of-way (power line corridor) of the Q195 and Q195 tap, 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission lines built in 1958 and 1987, respectively, that are 18 miles long in total.

The Q195 transmission line starts at the Whitefield Substation in Whitefield and ends at the Littleton Substation in Littleton. The Q195 Tap starts at the Littleton substation and ends at the Moore Substation, directly across Interstate 93.

This transmission line crosses the following roads:

Mirror Lake Road, New Hampshire Route 142 (Whitefield Road), Faraway Road, Mountain Road, Miller Road, Union Road, Landry Road, New Hampshire Route 135 

New Hampshire Route 135 (Monroe Road), Interstate 93, both north and southbound lanes

No road crossings in the Town of Whitefield

Concord, Vt.
Walker Pit Road, Cozy Nook Road, Gristmill Pit Road

Waterford, Vt.
Old County Road

When Is The Work Being Done?

  • Vermont siting: 2024
  • Local and state permitting: 2025
  • Construction: 2026     
  • Site restoration: 2028

This schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

Community Outreach

We're committed to engaging municipal officials, residents, businesses, community groups and other stakeholders about upcoming project activities through municipal briefings, mailings, site meetings, virtual meetings and door-to-door outreach. We utilize a variety of outreach methods to ensure that all customers and property owners along our transmission lines receive adequate and timely information about our projects.

For this project, we will be sending periodic updates as letters mailed directly to all stakeholders, as well as a combination of the following additional methods:

  • Door-to-door outreach
  • Site visits (upon request)
  • Virtual meetings (upon request)
  • Signage placed strategically near construction areas or in residential areas
  • Regular field presence to ensure the safety of our customers, nearby property owners, and our construction crews
  • Read the Project Fact Sheet

Commitment to Safety

We take every safety precaution while working in local communities, and all people working on the construction project carry identification. The project work will not interrupt electric service to homes or businesses.

Have Questions?

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

For questions or more information about the project, please contact us at 888-926-5334 or