New England East-West Solution

New England East-West Solution (NEEWS) is four related transmission projects developed by a working group of planners from Northeast Utilities, National Grid and ISO-New England. The specific projects are: •The Greater Springfield Reliability Project •The Interstate Reliability Project •The Rhode Island Reliability Project •The Central Connecticut Reliability Project Together the four projects are needed to solve existing problems with the transmission system. These problems threaten the transmission system’s ability to meet national and regional reliability standards and assure the adequacy and availability of electric power.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Eversource Energy 188 345 MA CT 2017
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
1886 Operating NEEWS Kent County Frost Bridge
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
2011 NPCC ISONE US