Thursday, November 16, 2006

NU Transmission Projects

Hartford Courant via Topix:
Northeast Utilities is planning at least $700 million in high-voltage line projects over the next six years in an effort to eliminate costly electricity transmission bottlenecks and improve reliability in southern New England. More than 100 miles of new transmission lines could be built in Connecticut to import electricity from neighboring states and to move power from generation plants in eastern Connecticut to high-demand areas in western Connecticut. The construction would be the latest in a series of high-voltage line projects that NU's subsidiary, Connecticut Light & Power, is undertaking to improve the state's congested electric grid into a system that's more efficient and less costly for ratepayers.