Rhode Island Reliability Project

The Rhode Island Reliability Project runs from Kent County Rhode Island to West Farnum, Massachusetts.  Construction started in 2011 and was completed in early 2013.  The project was needed to alleviate congestion and ensure continued reliability in the Rhode Island area.  Northeast Utilities has filed with FERC for Transmission Incentives under Order 679.  The project cost estimate of $315 million included 345 kV single, two 115 kV single lines, and substation and terminal upgrades. This was one of four projects that make up the New England East-West Solution (NEEWS).

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
National Grid USA 21 345 RI MA 2013
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
315 Operating NEEWS West Farnum Kent County
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
2011 NPCC ISONE US National Grid USA and Northeast Utilities