- Two Northeast Utilities subsidiaries have finished building a roughly $680 million transmission project in New England.
- The Greater Springfield Reliability Project, which included upgrading 39 miles of transmission lines between Bloomfield, Conn., and Ludlow, Mass., is part of the larger New England East-West Solutions transmission project, which is designed to beef up the grid in southern New England.
The Springfield project will reduce transmission bottlenecks while improving reliability. Customers should benefit from fewer outages and lower electric prices from the reduced congestion.
The larger New England East-West project has three other components. A 345-kV segment in Rhode Island is nearly complete. A 345-kV project between Rhode Island and Connecticut is scheduled to be online in late 2015 and a project in central Connecticut is still being studied.