Eversource to conduct aerial patrols Jan. 19-22

The following announcement is from Eversource regarding aerial patrols next week:

Eversource Transmission Operations is planning to perform aerial inspections of the company’s statewide transmission system between next Tuesday, January 19 through Friday, January 22. If adverse flying conditions exist, however, this activity will be rescheduled. Please help us by notifying residents who own livestock or may need to know about this activity.

PURPOSE OF FLYOVER: The aerial patrols involve a helicopter with an infrared camera that can detect excessive heat on transmission line components. This identifies components that could possibly fail in the future and allows for the scheduling of planned repairs to maintain system reliability.

DATES: Tuesday, 1/19/16 through Friday, 1/22/16, weather permitting.

LOCATION: Patrols will take place along power line corridors/rights-of-way between Eversource substations

DESCRIPTION OF AIRCRAFT: Blue and Yellow Bell Jet Ranger Helicopter, tail # N64JB

FLIGHT TIMES: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Eversource to conduct aerial patrols during the week of Oct. 19

From Eversource:

“Weather permitting, Eversource will be performing statewide air patrols of its transmission system next week, Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23.  These aerial patrols are part of the company’s routine inspection program for the maintenance of its transmission system.”

Note that this can impact residents with animals that are sensitive to helicopter noise.

If you have questions or want additional information, contact Laurel Boivin, Community Relations & Economic Development, at 568-0654 or laurel.boivin@eversource.com.

Eversource to conduct aerial patrols on Wednesday & Thursday

From Eversource:

“…Eversource is planning to perform an aerial patrol of its transmission system in New Hampshire this Wednesday and Thursday, if weather conditions allow, to look at vegetation. In the event of adverse flying conditions, the aerial patrols will be rescheduled.

PURPOSE OF FLYOVER: Aerial patrol of transmission lines for vegetation issues.

DATES AND TOWNS INCLUDED: Wednesday August 26, 2015 and Thursday August 27, 2015.

LOCATIONS: Transmission corridors in approximately 75 communities in NH, including your community.

DESCRIPTION OF AIRCRAFT: JBI Helicopter, Blue and Yellow Tail No. N64JB

FLIGHT TIMES: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., weather permitting…”

Note that this can impact residents with animals that are sensitive to helicopter noise.

If you have questions or want additional information, contact Laurel Boivin, Community Relations & Economic Development, at 568-0654 or laurel.boivin@eversource.com.

Eversource to conduct aerial patrols this week

From Eversource:

“Weather permitting, Eversource will be performing statewide air patrols of its transmission system this week, Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14.

These aerial patrols are part of the company’s routine inspection program for the maintenance of its transmission system. The aerial patrols involve a helicopter with an infrared camera that can detect excessive heat on transmission line components. This technology helps to identify the components that may possibly fail in the future and allows us to schedule a repair or replacement of those components, therefore improving electric system reliability…”

Note that this can impact residents with animals that are sensitive to helicopter noise.

If you have questions or want additional information, contact Laurel Boivin, Community Relations & Economic Development, at 568-0654 or laurel.boivin@eversource.com.

Eversource to begin work on a local transmission line

From Eversource on July 22, 2015:

“In the coming weeks, Eversource and its contractors will begin work on a transmission line (referred to as the 367 line) in existing right-of-way between Amherst and Fitzwilliam substations. This work is being done as part of a System Resiliency Program, a program being undertaken to upgrade and strengthen its infrastructure across the state in order to reduce the possibility of service interruptions, especially during severe weather. The contractors hired by Eversource to perform this work are Harlen Electric Construction, JCR Construction Co., Tighe & Bond and Northern Land Clearing.

The System Resiliency Program focuses on structural hardening which may include the installation of structures, cross arms and/or structure hardware. Other activities associated with this work may include removing brush and tall vegetation, mowing, making improvements to existing access roads, installing timber mats, building construction pads to support heavy equipment, and restoring the disturbed area.

Eversource anticipates that the work along the 367 line will begin in late July and continue through the fall. The work is not expected to interrupt electric service to homes or businesses in your community. Typically, Eversource contractors will work Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and should not be more than 3-5 days at a single location. The schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

Abutters along existing right-of-way in Mason, in the vicinity of Pratt Pond Road and Nutting Hill Road. have been notified of the planned work via US mail…”

Please note that this work is not related to the Northern Pass Project, nor is it related to the proposed Kinder Morgan Pipeline. Eversource is not associated with Kinder Morgan or the proposed pipeline project.

If you have questions or want more information, contact Laurel L. Boivin, Community Relations & Economic Development, at laurel.boivin@eversource.com.

Eversource Energy to conduct air patrols this week

Eversource Energy to conduct air patrols this week

Eversource Energy (formerly PSNH) is running air patrols during Feb. 10-13 across the state to inspect the transmission system using infrared cameras. This can impact residents with animals that are sensitive to helicopter noise. If you have questions or want additional information, contact Laurel Boivin, Community Relations & Economic Development, at 568-0654 or laurel.boivin@eversource.com.

Selectmen seeking a Mason resident to serve on the NRPC advisory committee

Selectmen seeking a Mason resident to serve on the NRPC advisory committee

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission, or NRPC, has established a temporary committee to explore and report on the development of energy facilities in the region.

The charge of this committee, per the NRPC: “To conduct fact findings regarding the impacts of construction and operation of energy facilities in the region will have on local land use, economy, and employment, and the effect on the orderly development of the region; and to report findings and recommendations to the full NRPC Commission. Energy facilities could include proposed construction or retirement of natural gas facilities such as pipelines, electrical facilities such as transmission lines, or other energy facilities including but not limited to wind, solar, hydro, or geothermal renewable sources.”

For more information, see the description of the committee: http://masonnh.us/wp-content/uploads/NRPC_EnergyFacilitiesAdvisoryCommittee.pdf

If you are interested in representing Mason on this committee, please contact the Board of Selectmen by email at selectmen@masonnh.us or by calling the office at 878-2070. For a listing of office hours, go to the Selectmen’s General Information page: http://masonnh.us/town-directory/selectmen/selectmen-general-information/

Pipeline meeting to be held on Dec. 13 at Mason Elementary School

Pipeline meeting to be held on Dec. 13 at Mason Elementary School

Mason Pipeline Informational Meeting
Saturday, Dec. 13, 9am to 1pm
Mason Elementary School 

(Note: Registration is not required, but meeting organizers hope that people will register so that they can ensure adequate seating for all who attend. Information on registration is at the end of this announcement.)

Join us to learn about the proposed natural gas pipeline and how it can affect you. The 36-inch diameter pipeline would cross the towns of Winchester, Fitzwilliam, Rindge, New Ipswich, Greenville, and Mason, just touch Wilton, Brookline, and Amherst, then continue across the Merrimack River into Litchfield, Londonderry, Windham, and Pelham.

Presentations will describe the pipeline and the proposed route, talk about the approval process, and inform you.

Speakers will include representatives of New Hampshire Pipeline Awareness and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. A 20-minute film will show what it’s like to have a compressor station as a neighbor.

The meeting, sponsored by 350 New Hampshire and concerned citizens, is open to the public. It will be held at the Mason Elementary School, 13 Darling Hill Road (on Route 123) in Mason, NH, from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m on Saturday, December 13. Residents of any affected town are invited. Please reply to nhpipeline@gmail.com to let us know how many will be attending to help ensure adequate seating.