The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P), part of Northeast Utilities, is continuing to strengthen its high-voltage transmission network in Manchester, Conn., using an efficient imploding connector technology that allows projects to be completed more quickly.
The cable connection process will provide better reliability of electric service to customers while reducing overall project costs and improving the performance of the transmission grid in New England. The work will be carried out in two phases. The first phase started May 5, 2012, and will continue to early June 2012, weather permitting. The second phase of work will be conducted during the last two weeks of September 2012. This work will not interrupt electric service to homes or businesses.
CL&P will be performing this work on a transmission right-of-way on the west side of Manchester. The right-of-way is located near the Hockanum River and crosses I-84, Tolland Turnpike, Middle Turnpike and Olcott Street.
The transmission line connector work creates a sound that is similar to a loud clap of thunder and lasts for an instant. The process is safe and has been approved by federal, state and local officials. Detonations will be scheduled each day between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, weather permitting.
To preview the work, go to www.transmission-nu.com/SpliceTech, click on Project Information for Customers and click on Technical Innovations.