Reinforcing South BostonJul 13, 2016
Unprecedented development of the South Boston Waterfront has spawned a vast array of new and exciting places for Bostonians to work, live, visit and play. This dramatic growth did not go unnoticed by Eversource Energy. The utility quickly recognized electrical demands of existing, newly constructed and planned facilities would change electrical loads dramatically in the region. Electrical studies indicated the existing K Street substation in South Boston would reach its firm capacity potentially by the next decade or sooner, with the only direct path from K Street to this area being an existing underwater cable tunnel.
Eversource took action. After completing purpose and necessity studies, the utility decided to construct a new substation to meet the growing electrical needs of the developing region.
Following are shots taken of the exciting project. For more detailed information on the build, see "Eversource Reinforces the Boston Waterfront" from the July 2016 issue of T&D World.