Chicopee Electric Light Company to upgrade transmission lines and transformer station

Hoping to improve reliability, Chicopee Electric Light Company is beginning a project to replace a transformer station and upgrade transmission lines.

The company will replace a substation on Prospect Street, which is least 40 years old and leased from Holyoke Gas and Electric, said Jeffrey R. Cady, general manager of Chicopee Electric Light. The company offered four different alternatives to replacing the substation.

It had initially recommended building a new substation on piece of property between Ingham and Frink streets, but neighbors protested at the meeting.

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