Eversource Transmission Line Project Information

Published March 18, 2016 | Select Board's Office | Updated June 11, 2019 | Automatically Archived on 4/1/2020

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On February 2, 2016 Eversource Energy made a presentation before the Sudbury Board of Selectmen to introduce the Sudbury to Hudson Transmission Reliability Project. The project proposes to install a 115-kV transmission line through areas of Hudson and Sudbury and smaller sections of Marlborough and Stow. Below are links to resources that those wishing to learn more about the project and Sudbury’s response may find useful.

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Bolton Conservation Commission Letter of Support (June 10, 2019)

Town Response to Final Impact Environmental Report (September 7, 2018)

Notification of Soil Borings & Test Pitting on MBTA ROW (August 27, 2018)

Email Regarding Final Environmental Impact Report (July 30, 2018)

Letter Regarding MAPC Meeting on Mass Central Rail Trail (July 31, 2017)

Notification Regarding Field Activities (June 20, 2017)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Letter (June 14, 2017) 

Right of Way Spring Aerial Helicopter Patrols from Eversource   (May 17, 2017)

Protect Sudbury Response From MassDOT  (April 4, 2017)

Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congresswoman Katherine Clark and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas Eversource Concerns Letter (October 18, 2016)

Organization for the Assabet River (OARS) Letter (September 6, 2016)

Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Letter (August 14, 2016)

Survey Work Continuation Notification (July 11, 2016)

Town Manager Letter to Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Chairmen (June 20, 2016)

Survey Work Continuation Notification (June 14, 2016)

Board of Selectmen Letter to Energy & Environmental Affairs Sec. (May 24, 2016)

Eversource FAQ (May 11, 2016- UPDATED June 2, 2016)

Eversource Notification of Survey Work  (May 2, 2016- UPDATED May 3, 2016)

Senator Eldridge, Representative Hogan and Rep Gentile Letter (March 25, 2016)

Governor Baker Office Letter (March 18, 2016)

Board of Selectmen Letter (March 25, 2016)

Board of Selectmen Letter (March 17, 2016)

Town Manager Letter (March 14, 2016)

Conservation Commission Letter (March 15, 2015)

Historic Districts Commission Letter (March 14, 2016)

Historical Society Letter (March 18, 2016)



Complaint for Declaratory Judgment and Injunctive Relief_MBTA (September 27, 2017)

Sudbury Petition to Intervene (June 15, 2017)

Eversource Petition to Construct Transmission Line – EFSB Hearing Notice (May 25, 2017)



MEPA Scoping Session (June 12, 2017) 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board – Public Hearing (May 25, 2017)

Board of Selectmen Meeting with Presentation from Eversource (October 26, 2016)

Eversource Meeting with Town staff (April 5, 2016)

Eversource Discussion Excerpt from Feb 2, 2016 Board of Selectmen Meeting

Open House Postcard (March 16, 2016)

Memo From Selectman Simon (Re: 3/7/16 Town of Hudson Board Meeting)



Presentation by Eversource to Board of Selectmen on 10/26/16

Routing and Design Re-Evaluation Results to Board of Selectmen at 09/06/16 Meeting.

Presentation by Eversource to Board of Selectmen at 02/02/16 Meeting. (Revised 3/24/16)

Presentation by Protect Sudbury to Board of Selectmen on 03/08/16


Press Releases

Sudbury Files Suit Against MBTA (September 28, 2017)

Developments Continue in Sudbury’s Fight against Eversource (April 13, 2017)

OARS Raises News Concerns about ‘Ecologically Damaging’ Eversource Project Press Release (October 17, 2016)

Eversource Project an “Exorbitant” Financial Burden Press Release (August 2, 2016)

Selectmen “Deeply Concerned” About Eversource Herbicide Use Press Release (June 16, 2016)

Board of Selectmen Press Release (April 7, 2016)

Board of Selectmen Press Release (April 1, 2016)

Sudbury Stands Together Press Release (March 18, 2016)



MEPA Final Environmental Impact Report filed by VHB on behalf of Eversource (July 2, 2018)

1966 Underground Power Lines Study (introduction from League of Women Voters)


Web Resources

ISO-New England website (non-profit organization that issued report citing deficiencies in electric system)

Email Signup (please click to sign up to receive updates regarding the Eversource project from the Town Manager)