New Electric Cable Installed to Vineyard

Photo / Tom Richardson - New England Boating
Photo / Tom Richardson – New England Boating

MVGazette.com: A long-planned project by the power company NStar to improve electricity service on the Island is well under way, as work continues on the installation of an undersea cable connecting Falmouth and the Vineyard. The cable is expected to add redundancy to the Vineyard power system and make service more reliable.

The cable—all 29,000 feet of it—will be installed from NStar’s work barge, now moored in the Vineyard Haven Harbor and visible from Beach Road. “Martha’s Vineyard is traditionally served by 4 cables,” said Coleman Geary, NStar project manager on the undersea cable job. “And pretty much at any time, we can run on 3.”

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