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Bringing transmission innovation to life

Line Scout is used on energized conductors, which means inspections can be done without affecting grid reliability.


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A high tech wire act

The A127/B128 West is a 115 kilovolt, 67-mile, “double-circuited” (two lines attached to a single set of structures) overhead line that runs from the Harriman hydroelectric station in Vermont to central Massachusetts.  The lines, which were originally constructed in the 1920s, are connected to six substations and at peak times serve about 150 megawatts of


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Stakeholder Engagement takes spookiness out of project

When National Grid’s Salem, MA Cable Replacement Project began, the local community was less than thrilled. The two aging transmission cables that needed to be replaced traverse a short distance, but are located in one of Salem’s busiest and most congested neighborhoods. The streets are narrow and many small business merchants rely on tourism for


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Line robotics: Taking the next step in utilizing transmission technologies

We continue the journey to advance National Grid’s Connect 21 strategy by moving forward with implementing innovative transmission technologies that will deliver benefits in the form of safety, efficiency or improved system performance. Several options are under consideration by the Transmission Innovation Panel (TIP). We determined that six technologies warranted further investigation, including the use of


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First Solar Interconnection

Two solar farms in Mass interconnect with our NE transmission system


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