Author: Bryndis Woods
May 2019 - June 2019
On behalf of GreenRoots, Researcher Bryndis Woods provided testimony on Eversource's justification for its proposed East Eagle Street Substation. Ms. Woods testified that Eversource has failed to substantiate its argument that the East Eagle Street Substation is needed to maintain reliability. Eversource's claimed reliability concerns include: increasing customer demand—despite the fact that ISO-New England's most recent load forecast is projected to decrease (see Figure above)—and a new Massport customer project—which is neither clearly identified or described. Eversource would need to provide updated load forecasts and more detailed information on the Massport project for a third-party review to determine the validity of Eversource's reliability claims.