Eversource is working with several companies from New Hampshire this fall on the first phase of a major transmission line project.
Called the Merrimack Valley Reliability Project, Eversource and National Grid are working together to install new overhead transmission lines between Londonderry, N.H. and Tewksbury, Mass.
The project is projected to cost $129 million and could provide more than 1,000 jobs in both states.
Work began after an Oct. 4 approval from the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee.
The New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee is directly involved in the Northern Pass project, but approval of that work is not expected until September 2017.
“Providing opportunities for New Hampshire workers is a cornerstone of our Energy Jobs Partnership,” stated Bill Quinlan, President of New Hampshire electric operations for Eversource. “We are making significant investments in the Granite State to improve electric reliability, and we are committed to seeing that local workers and companies benefit.”
The work in 2017 will include many Local 104 members. The linework will be conducted by Michels Corporation with some assistance from: U.S. Silt & Site Supply, Bow; Redimix Companies Inc., Manchester; New England Mat Company, Winchester; and, Busby Construction, Atkinson.
In addition to constructing the power lines, Local 104 members are also involved with the substation creation. IBEW Locals 490 and 976 will be joining in the efforts.
More information about the Eversource Transmission Project and the New Hampshire jobs it is providing can be found in an article on the Londonderry News website.
Additional information about the Merrimack Valley Reliability Project can be found online or by calling 1-844-646-8427.