Fall River & Somerset, MA
N12/M13 Transmission Upgrade Project
The N12/M13 Transmission Line Upgrade 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 N12/M13 Transmission Line Upgrade Project is a proposed reliability project to separate two transmission lines currently carried on one set of transmission structures.
Separating the lines will reduce the chances of an outage affecting both lines. The wires will also be upgraded to support additional electric current.
The 1.8-mile segment of overhead power lines to be reconstructed begins on the west shore of the Taunton River in Somerset (Riverside Avenue at Pottersville Substation), crosses the river to Fall River, and continues east in an existing transmission corridor to the Sykes Road Substation.
The design and permitting of the proposed project is ongoing, with construction anticipated to start in late 2023 or early 2024.
Project BenefitsStronger Electrical System
The N12/M13 Transmission Line Upgrade Project and other planned electrical infrastructure upgrades will meet the growing transmission needs of the South Coast area.Economic Benefits
The N12/M13 Transmission Line Upgrade Project will result in additional tax revenue to the City of Fall River and the Town of Somerset beginning the first year after the transmission lines are in service.