We take great pride in protecting our environment. We believe it is our duty to maintain a safe and healthy ecosystem; in fact, this is one of our core values. Building a safe, reliable transmission system that has a minimal impact on the environment is a key goal for the projects we undertake. That means using the most advanced land and vegetation management practices available along our rights-of-way.
New England is challenged to meet the growing need for electricity for our customers. Increasing the grid's capacity to transmit power is one way to meet the growing need and enable renewable generation. Upgrading transmission lines connects customers to modern, state-of-the-art generation plants, while reducing the need to run older, less-efficient power plants.
New power lines reduce air emissions including nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) by connecting customers to power plants that may:
- generate renewable energy
- use clean natural gas as the modern fuel of choice; and
- apply the best emission control technology available today to reduce stack emissions
Transmission rights-of-way vegetation management
Eversource Energy manages about 2,300 miles of transmission rights-of-way in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The company embraces a strong environmental ethic, which drives best construction and vegetation management practices in these rights-of-way.