USA, Connecticut: $ 10 million power supply upgrade to the New Haven Line has been successfully completed, Governor Dannel Malloy and the Connecticut Department of Transportation announced.
Four aging transformers at Cos Cob have been replaced by new ones in order to secure electric supply, reports CBS. Capacity of the two west transformers is almost doubled from 16 MW to 30 MW.
The transformer replacement project also included the upgrade and relocation of supply feeder cables servicing the substation and construction and installation of duct banks to contain and protect the cables; manholes; foundations and equipment pads, and other equipment.
Governor Malloy said: “This project was designed to prevent the type of catastrophic power failure that occurred last fall in Mount Vernon, New York, seriously disrupting New Haven Line service. In addition, it will allow us to add more service on the New Haven Line as we move forward.”
“The execution of this project demonstrated the strong partnership among DOT, Metro-North and CL&P and the benefits of a comprehensive plan for executing the projects with extensive planning and contingency plans that ensured successful delivery of the project on schedule.” stated DOT Commissioner James P. Redeker.