MODERNIZATION OF BELMONT’S ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION INFRASTRUCTURE UNDERWAY
With the recent construction of a new 60 MW substation at Blair Pond and a new 115 kV transmission line from Alewife, Belmont Light has significantly increased the electricity capacity and power quality for the Town of Belmont.
The final step to creating the next generation’s most cost effective and efficient distribution system for Belmont consumers is the completion of a ten-year plan to upgrade and modernize the town-wide distribution system and decommission the town’s three older substations which will be rendered obsolete.
The upgrade and modernization of Belmont’s current distribution infrastructure to higher 13.8 kV circuits will include; replacing wire, replacing transformers, replacing some utility poles, replacing other equipment as needed. Completion of Phase One of this project will allow the town to decommission the substation at Concord Avenue and the completion of Phase Two will result in the decommissioning of the substations at Oakley Road and Hittinger Street.
UPDATE – January 2019
Ductbank work has been completed on Bright Road and Washington Street, although final paving will take place in early Spring 2019. Completion of this phase of Belmont’s “Next Generation Electricity Distribution Plan” will allow Belmont Light to enter the lengthy final phase of replacing and pulling cable, replacing equipment and other necessary steps throughout the town to complete the transformation of our distribution system for the next generation.