Final Decision (Part One)- Cape Wind- NSTAR Approval to Construct Two 115 kV Electric Transmission Lines (EFSB 02-2)

Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB)
Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB)

The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) approved the joint petition of Cape Wind Associates, LLC and NSTAR Electric to construct two new 115 kV electric transmission lines, approximately 18 miles in length, for the purpose of interconnecting the proposed offshore wind generating facility in Nantucket Sound with the regional electric grid in New England. The Board found that: (1) the power from the non-jurisdictional wind farm is needed on reliability, economic, and other grounds; and (2) the existing transmission system is inadequate to interconnect the wind farm and, thus, that additional energy resources are necessary to accommodate the new power plant.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
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