2017-02-02 / Front Page

Proposed Substation Presentation, Feb. 8

Area residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on a hotly debated National Grid initiative – intended to improve Aquidneck Island’s electrical capacity and reliability – on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Portsmouth Town Council chambers, located at 2200 East Main Road. National Grid has a proposal to build a three-acre, 360-by-390- foot electrical substation with components almost 100 feet tall on Jepson Lane in Middletown. To abate the noise and conceal part of the equipment, the company has offered to build a 20-foot high cement wall along the perimeter (Inset B shows a digital representation of the proposed wall and power lines). Inset A shows the existing substation. To read more about the project, see page 4.

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