06/19/2019 | Press release | Archived content
BERLIN, Conn. -As part of Eversource's commitment to provide reliable power to its customers, the energy company is investing $50 million in electric distribution system upgrades in the town of Greenwich. These enhancement projects include replacing more than 400 utility poles with stronger, thicker ones and installing more than 20 miles of new underground cable and overhead wire. The new lines will add redundancy to the electric system, enabling Eversource to more quickly re-route power, reducing the frequency and length of outages, if they occur.
"We're always working to serve our customers better and that means doing what's needed to ensure they have the energy needed to run their businesses and live their lives," said Eversource President of Regional Electric Operations Craig Hallstrom. "This is a significant investment that when completed, will result in an even stronger, more resilient electric grid that will reliably serve more than 28,000 Greenwich customers well into the future."
Work is underway in many parts of town. New overhead lines and utility poles are being installed along West Putnam Avenue (between Pemberwick Road and the Jeep dealership); Weaver Street (from Chapel Street to Glenville Road); Glenville Road (between Weaver Street and Riversville Road) and Riversville Road (from Glenville Road to Hardscrabble Road).
The projects are expected to be complete by late 2020. This work is separate from the Greenwich Substation and Line project, which includes a new 115-kilovolt electric transmission line being installed on the south side of town and a new substation being built on Railroad Avenue later this year. As always, Eversource and its contractors will continue to work closely with community leaders to minimize possible interference with community events, as well as mitigate any potential traffic disruptions wherever work is being done.
Eversource (NYSE: ES), the #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, transmits and delivers electricity to 1.25 million customers in 149 cities and towns, provides natural gas to 237,000 customers in 74 communities, and supplies water to approximately 198,000 customers in 51 communities across Connecticut. Eversource harnesses the commitment of about 8,000 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.