Council member Eversource will begin two projects to improve aging infrastructure in Nashua, NH. Construction is expected to begin of January of 2020 and last about a year.
The Nashua Planning Board has approved the two projects, located at the utility’s millyard substation and Amherst Street work station. Much of the equipment at the millyard substation has been in service for 70 years and is becoming potentially unreliable, according to an Eversource official. The company hopes to relocate it to a piece of city-owned land but is waiting on approval from the Board of Alderman. Moving to a city-owned parcel would also provide Eversource the opportunity for future development, said project manager Alan Rowe. Plans for the new location include a 14,000 square foot power substation and a new access road.
The Amherst Street station project will renovate the current structure and add a new 14,500 square foot garage. According to Eversource, the plan would provide a more strategic location for workers and needed storage for vehicles.
The NEC commends Eversource on continuing to improve and modernize New Hampshire’s energy infrastructure.