Eversource: Tour of Seafood Way Substation

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Visiting Eversource

Fortnightly Magazine - June 2019
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The Eversource folks drove us through booming south Boston, a construction crane on every block, I think, into a parking lot at street level. Seemed ordinary except the lot’s roof was a 345 kiloVolt substation serving the whole area. How is that even possible?

Before long the engineers took us up to this new super-resilient station in the air. They showed us all around the 345 kV and 115 kV equipment that is so far above the harbor that it would take an asteroid crashing into the earth — like the one that finished off the dinosaurs — to flood this station. Talk about climate change mitigation!

 

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