Ongoing Transmission Line Maintenance 

Report by Eversource on activity in Andover

By Lydia Morton, Eversource Siting and Construction Specialist

As part of our everyday effort to deliver reliable energy to our customers and communities, we are replacing transmission structures in Andover.  This project is one of several that are designed to improve the reliability of the electric system serving New Hampshire.

Starting in September 2019, Eversource’s contractors began replacing existing wood transmission structures with steel structures of similar size and height.  This work is taking place within the transmission power line corridor (right of way) from Main Street in Wilmot to Chase Hill Road in Andover.

Work is taking place Monday through Friday, and Saturdays if necessary. Due to weather or other unexpected circumstances, from time to time the crews may need to work on Sunday.

OVERALL, you can expect:
−There will be construction vehicles on the right of way, though we will make every effort to minimize any impact to your property.
−In wetland areas, we may install timber mats, which are flat surfaces to protect an area from construction activities and equipment. They will be removed at the end of the project. 
−Restoration, if needed, will take place when the project is complete.

Project Completion:  We expect to complete the project and do final restoration of disturbed areas by the spring of 2020. 

Other Upcoming Work: In 2020, we are planning to return to the area to install an additional wire on the existing poles spanning from Webster Lake Road in Franklin to North Road in Sunapee. The new wire will improve the electric reliability by enabling communication between our substations. We will reach out with additional notification before this project begins next year.

Eversource is committed to being a good neighbor and doing our work with respect for you and your property.  If you have questions about this project, please call the Eversource Siting and Construction Services Information Line at 1-888-926-5334 or email us at Thank you.