The Beverly Regional Transmission Reliability Project is the proposed replacement of a 115-kilovolt underground electric transmission line in Salem and Beverly, Massachusetts. Beginning at the new Waite Street Substation in Salem and ending at National Grid’s East Beverly Substation, the cable supplies power to the local grid, serving nearly 50,000 electric customers in Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Manchester, Rockport, and Wenham.

Originally installed in 1971, the cable is aging and in need of replacement.

In recent years, National Grid has made numerous repairs to the cable to enable continued reliable delivery of electricity delivery to our customers. National Grid is proposing to replace the current line with a new, modern cable. The new cable will bolster electric reliability in the Beverly-Cape Ann area, minimize maintenance and repair costs, and provide capacity for future area growth.

The Project is currently in its proposal stage. National Grid is committed to actively working with local officials in Beverly and Salem and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to solicit feedback and maintain an open dialogue throughout the permitting and route selection process. Permitting began in the fall of 2018. Under our proposed schedule, we expect construction to begin in early 2021, and to have the new line in service by late 2022.

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