The River Valley Reliability Project
The River Valley Reliability Project (RVRP) proposes to complete required upgrades to an existing electric transmission line, known as the W149 Line, over a length of approximately 44.2 miles, with work to be conducted within National Grid’s existing right-of-way (ROW). The RVRP will replace aging wood pole structures with modern steel structures, relocate and replace structures as needed, and reconductor approximately 39.6 miles of line. Replacing the conductor and structures will improve electric reliability throughout the region, thereby reducing future maintenance and repair costs. It will also provide the infrastructure for additional capacity that may be required to meet future electric energy needs in the area. Upgrades to the W149 Line will help National Grid continue to provide safe and reliable energy to all residents in the region.