Project Description: Stamford Reliability Cable Project
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CL&P is constructing a new 115-kilovolt (kV) underground transmission line in Stamford, Conn. The Stamford Reliability Cable Project will extend approximately 1.5 miles between two existing CL&P substations, the Glenbrook Substation on Lincoln Avenue and the South End Substation on Pacific Street.
This project will improve the transmission system in the Stamford area so customers will have reliable electric power to meet their growing energy needs. It will also ensure that the areas electric grid conforms to national and regional reliability standards.
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Stamford Reliability Cable Project Facts
|Route Length:||Approx. 1.5 miles, underground
|Line voltage:||115,000 volts (115-kV)
|Regulatory review by:
||The Connecticut Siting Council (CSC), Connecticut Department of Transportation, Metro-North Railroad, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Connecticut Siting Council issues its Decision and Order
- Municipal Consultation Filing Third quarter 2012
- CSC application filing January 18, 2013
- CSC Decision and Order approval issued September 12, 2013
- Development and Management Plan approved by the CSC - December 12, 2013
- Construction began March 2014
- Construction projected to be completed - Year-end 2014
On September 12, 2013, the Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) issued its Decision and Order (D&O) approving CL&Ps application to construct the Stamford Reliability Cable Project.
Read the CSC Decision and Order and the related Opinion. (2466KB)
The CSC conducted a field review of the proposed routes on March 28, 2013, and a local public hearing. Read more about CL&P's Filings to the CSC in the Development and Management (D&M) Plan section, below, and on the Historical Information page.
Development and Management (D&M) Plan Overview and Background
As the next step in the Connecticut siting process, CL&P prepared the required construction plan, called the Development and Management (D&M) Plan, for the Stamford Reliability Cable Project. The D&M Plan, approved by the CSC on December 12, 2013, is a detailed construction document. It includes, among other information, the location of the underground transmission line; soil handling plan; erosion and sediment control plan; and details of the duct bank and splice vault installation.
Below is the approved Stamford Reliability Cable Project D&M Plan:
Volume I D&M Plan - Glenbrook and South End Substations
Volume II D&M Plan 115-kilovolt (kV) Underground Transmission Line
Volume II Appendix A - Exhibit 1 Stamford Site Location Map
Volume II Appendix A Exhibit 2 Stamford Preferred Route Aerial Mapping
Volume II Appendix A Exhibit 3 Stamford Plan and Profile and Detail Drawings
Volume II Appendix A Exhibit 4 Sediment and Erosion Control Figures-Part 1
Volume II Appendix A Exhibit 4 Sediment and Erosion Control Figures-Part 2
Volume II Appendix A Exhibit 4 Sediment and Erosion Control Figures-Part 3
Volume II Appendix A Exhibit 4 Sediment and Erosion Control Figures-Part 4
Volume II Appendix A Exhibit 5 Pavement Restoration Plan
Volume III D&M Plan General Appendices
Volume III Appendix A Docket No. 435 Decision and Order
Volume III Appendix B Northeast Utilities Construction and Maintenance Environmental Requirements - Best Management Practices Manual
Volume III Appendix C Spill Prevention and Countermeasures Plan
Volume III Appendix D Soil Handling and Dewatering Plan
Volume III Appendix E Snow Removal and De-Icing Procedures
Volume III Appendix F Post-Construction Electric and Magnetic Field Monitoring Plan
Volume III Appendix G City of Stamford Comments on D&M Plan