Fall River, MA
Acushnet to Fall River Reliability Project
The Acushnet to Fall River Reliability Project is one of several planned infrastructure upgrades in southeast Massachusetts needed to support the growing transmission needs of the area well into the future. The transmission grid serves as the backbone of our electric system and is vital to our region’s safety, security, and economic prosperity.
The Acushnet to Fall River Reliability Project is a joint project of National Grid and Eversource.
The proposed overhead approximately 12.1-mile, 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line will be constructed in an existing transmission right-of-way, with approximately 7.9 miles located in Acushnet, Dartmouth and New Bedford, MA (Eversource Energy) and approximately 4.2 miles in Fall River, MA (National Grid). The new line begins at the Industrial Park Tap in Acushnet, MA and terminates at the Bell Rock Substation in Fall River, MA.
To learn more about the Eversource portion of this project, please visit their Acushnet to Fall River Reliability Project webpage.
National Grid and Eversource recently filed an application with the Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) and the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to seek approval for this upcoming Project. Through the application process members of the public and all interested parties will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments on the proposed project through an EFSB-sponsored public comment hearing.
The Siting Board will conduct a remote public comment hearing regarding the Project using Zoom video conferencing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2022.
Attendees can join by clicking (or entering) the following link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81610084315 from a computer, smartphone, or tablet. No prior software download is required.
For audio-only participation, attendees can dial in at 1 646 558 8656 (not toll free) and then enter the Webinar ID: 816 1008 4315.
Public Hearing Comment Information:
Audiencias públicas (Spanish)
Audiencias públicas (Portuguese)
Audiencias públicas (Cape Verdean)
Acushnet to Fall River EFSB Application
Acushnet to Fall River EFSB Filing
Acushnet to Fall River EFSB/DPU Filing
Project BenefitsStronger Electrical System
The Acushnet to Fall River Reliability Project and other planned electrical infrastructure upgrades will meet the growing transmission needs of the South Coast area.Economic Benefits
The Acushnet to Fall River Reliability Project in Fall River will result in additional tax revenue to the City of Fall River beginning the first year after the new transmission line is in service.