Berlin, Conn. (March 11, 2020) – As part of Eversource’s commitment to provide reliable power to its customers, the energy company is investing nearly $7 million in electric distribution system upgrades in the Terryville section of Plymouth. This enhancement project includes installing 350 stronger and thicker utility poles, approximately 200 transformers and more than eight miles of electric lines known as “tree wire,” which can better withstand extreme weather.
“Our job is to ensure customers have the reliable energy they need to run their businesses and power their lives,” said Eversource President of Regional Electric Operations in Connecticut and Massachusetts Craig Hallstrom. “By making strategic investments like these in Plymouth, we’re building a more robust and resilient electric grid that will serve our customers well into the future.”
Work is scheduled along Main, North Main, South Main, Beach, Bemis, Hoye, Orchard, Prospect and Sylvan streets; Burger and Town Hill roads; Adams Drive and Hillside Avenue.
The project is now underway and weather permitting, crews will be working from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Eversource and its contractors are coordinating with town officials about potential traffic disruptions while the work is ongoing. Customers may experience short power interruptions at times during the course of the project so crews can safely perform the work. Any customers affected will be notified by the company in advance. The project is expected to be complete by the end of the year.