Eversource Has Begun Replacing Utility Poles

Eversource issued a reminder that as part of their upgrades to the electric distribution system in the town of Greenwich they will begin to replace more than 400 utility poles with stronger, thicker ones and install more than 20 miles of new underground cable and overhead wire.

They say the new lines will add redundancy to the electric system, enabling Eversource to more quickly re-route power, reducing the frequency and length of outages, if they occur.

“We’re always working to serve our customers better and that means doing what’s needed to ensure they have the energy needed to run their businesses and live their lives,” said Eversource President of Regional Electric Operations Craig Hallstrom in a release.

“This is a significant investment that when completed, will result in an even stronger, more resilient electric grid that will reliably serve more than 28,000 Greenwich customers well into the future.”

Work is underway in many parts of Town.

New overhead lines and utility poles are being installed along West Putnam Avenue (between Pemberwick Road and the Jeep dealership); Weaver Street (from Chapel Street to Glenville Road); Glenville Road (between Weaver Street and Riversville Road) and Riversville Road (from Glenville Road to Hardscrabble Road).

The projects are expected to be complete by late 2020. This work is separate from the Greenwich Substation and Line project, which includes a new 115-kilovolt electric transmission line being installed on the south side of town and a new substation being built on Railroad Avenue later this year.

As always, Eversource said they, along with their contractors, will work closely with community leaders to minimize possible interference with community events and mitigate any potential traffic disruptions wherever work is being done.