CL&P 115kV & 13.8kV - Oxford, CT

CL&P 115kV Transmission Upgrade

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  • CL&P 115kV & 13.8kV - Oxford, CT

    Here you can see CL&P's access road for the transmission line winding through the hilly terrain.

  • CL&P 115kV & 13.8kV - Oxford, CT

    Another view of the 115kV lines and the access road.

  • CL&P 115kV & 13.8kV - Oxford, CT

    Here's another tower with bank-run gravel around the base for demolition.


  • CL&P 115kV & 13.8kV - Oxford, CT

    Another view of the 115kV transmission lines and the 13.8kV feeder. The neutral ends on the first pole in this shot--the line then changes to ground-return.

  • CL&P 115kV & 13.8kV - Oxford, CT

    Here's the path for easy access to the towers. CL&P laid the wooden beams down where it was crossing over a wet-land.

  • CL&P 115kV - Oxford, CT

    Looking up at a 115kV transmission tower. This tower and line have stood for over 70 years, but will not stand much longer, with demolition awating!


  • CL&P 115kV - Oxford, CT

    I'm going to see about grabbing a few of those High Voltage signs when these towers come down.

  • CL&P 115kV - Oxford, CT

    Here's a close look at the base of the 115kV tower. Note that it has been surrounded by a gravel turnaround. This bank-run gravel has been put in place for trucks to get around for the line's demolition. Also makes for easy access for linegeeks who take p…

  • CL&P 115kV - Oxford, CT

    Here's a shot of some towers on the transmission line. Note the gravel path leading to them. The base of the tower on the right was likely marked to keep it visible since it is in close proximity to the path.


  • CL&P 115kV - Oxford, CT

    Here's a shot of me driving over a makeshift path over a wetland to get to some of the 115kV transmission towers. CL&P built trails to the towers so they can be accessed for the demolition.

  • CL&P 115kV & 13.8kV - Oxford, CT

    Another view of the old 115kV transmission lines. The subtransmission line you see here turns out to be 7.97/13.8kV multigrounded, rather than 27.6kV. Note that it is run as ground return with no neutral wire!

  • CL&P 115kV, 13.8kV, & 4.8kV - Oxford, CT

    The 115 kV transmission lines fade out into the sunset.


  • CL&P 115kV - Oxford, CT

    I'm not quite sure what's going to happen to this line, which is of later construction, but I suspect it will be following the older one in demolition soon.

  • CL&P 115kV - Oxford, CT

    This line, which went up in the 1930s, will likely be gone in less than a year now.

  • CL&P 115kV, 13.8kV, & 4.8kV - Oxford, CT

    Here, you can see the gravel road that has been built to access the transmission towers on the 115kV transmission line. CL&P has built a road to each tower to get ready for the demolition.


  • CL&P 115kV, 13.8kV, & 4.8kV - Oxford, CT

    The 115kV lines you see here are in the sunset of their life sadly--they will be torn down in the next couple years! CL&P is already making beginning steps in the preparation for the project.

  • CL&P 115kV, 27.6kV, & 8.32kV - Oxford, CT

    Here are some transmission lines crossing over the Housatonic River from the Stevenson Dam substation. 115 kV, and 27.6 kV (stepped down to 13.8 kV a bit farther along) cross over the river. The 27.6 kV feeds multigrounded 8.32 kV distribution though a 3…

  • CL&P 115kV - Oxford, CT

    Here's a shot I took looking at some suspension disks from inside a transmission tower.


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