Eversource Energy
Eversource Begins Construction of Substation in Franklin, New Hampshire
Project will enhance reliability for thousands of customers

July 19, 2017

Construction of a new substation that will help meet growing demand for power in the Franklin area will begin this week. The new Daniel Substation is named after Daniel Webster, the famous American statesman who was born in the Franklin area. The substation, to be located near the existing Webster Substation off of Webster Lake Road, will greatly enhance reliability for more than 12,000 Eversource and New Hampshire Electric Cooperative customers. This project is to address local customer needs and is not related to the Northern Pass Project, which is being reviewed by the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee.

"As Franklin succeeds in revitalizing the city with significant economic development projects, our investment in modernizing the energy grid is important to ensuring our customers continue to receive reliable service as the demand for power grows," said New Hampshire Vice President of Electric Operations Joe Purington.

Eversource has worked closely with community leaders and residents of Franklin to answer questions and to incorporate a significant number of plantings into the site plan that will screen the new substation along Webster Lake Road. Tree clearing activities associated with the project were completed in December 2016, and the new landscaping, including the strategic planting of more than 160 arborvitaes on top of a four-foot berm, will be completed during construction.

Additional plantings to help screen the new substation from neighbors were installed on Carr Street, and Eversource has worked with individual property owners to identify measures that will be completed this summer to further screen the substation from their properties, and reduce visual impacts resulting from the project.

Construction activities will include site preparations, foundation installations, and the installation of new equipment. The new substation is expected to be in service by late 2018. Eversource remains committed to keeping the City of Franklin and neighbors informed throughout the construction process.

Eversource (NYSE: ES) is New Hampshire's largest electric utility, serving more than 500,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns and is proud to be recognized as the top contributor to United Way in New Hampshire.  Recognized as the top U.S. utility for its energy efficiency programs by the sustainability advocacy organization Ceres, Eversource harnesses the commitment of its approximately 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website (www.eversource.com) and follow us on Twitter (@eversourceNH) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceNH).

Martin Murray

Kaitlyn Woods

For more information:

Eversource Energy

107 Selden St
Berlin, Connecticut
United States, 06037

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