Eversource Energy
New Boston Upgrades Will Strengthen Energy System

Aug 17, 2017

After identifying a section of power lines in New Boston in need of upgrades, Eversource moved quickly to begin work that will help enhance the resiliency of the town's energy system. The project includes replacing about 1,800 feet of wires with stronger, more durable equipment configured in a way that makes the power lines more resistant to breaking.

"New Boston experienced a significant number of tree-related outages following the micro-burst in July," said New Hampshire Vice President of Electric Operations Joe Purington. "This investment is one of many we are making throughout the state to harden the system and build a smarter, more robust energy grid."

Eversource is constantly inspecting equipment and conducting maintenance, as well as installing new technology to provide customers with the reliable service they depend on. In addition to installing new, more resilient equipment, tree crews will complete trimming along the circuit to further enhance reliability for more than 1,600 local customers. In total, the project is a $220,000 investment in upgrades to New Boston infrastructure.

"This work is being completed in a heavily wooded area that has been challenging for crews to access in the past," said New Boston Fire Chief Dan MacDonald. "Outages resulting from trees and limbs falling onto the lines were an issue, and Eversource committed to proposing a project to help address the problem. Eversource responded in a very positive and quick manner, and didn't hesitate to invest in enhancing the safety and reliability of the system in our community."

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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

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Eversource Energy

107 Selden St
Berlin, Connecticut
United States, 06037

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