What is the Greater Boston and New Hampshire Solution?

Answer

National Grid and Eversource, long-standing and committed community partners, are teaming up to deliver a set of critical reliability projects in the Greater Boston and southern New Hampshire area. Our Solution comprises various projects, each with individual merit, which together address the reliability problems identified by ISO-NE (see below), improve the region’s power system, and meet the customer demand for power for years to come. The Solution combines our decades of experience and commitment to customers, offering the most cost-effective and readily implementable projects to benefit residents and businesses in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The notable projects are:

Merrimack Valley Reliability Project – new overhead 345-kilovolt (kV) line in existing transmission rights-of-way in the towns of Tewksbury, Andover, and Dracut, MA, and Pelham, Hudson, Windham, and Londonderry, NH.

Woburn to Wakefield Line – new 345-kV underground cable in the towns of Woburn, Winchester, Stoneham, and Wakefield, MA.

Mystic to Woburn Line – new 115-kV underground cable in the towns of Woburn, Winchester, Medford, Somerville, Boston (Charlestown), and Everett, MA.