Franklin County Line Upgrade
VELCO is performing preliminary assessment work on our Highgate-to-Georgia electric transmission line in advance of future structure replacement work within the existing corridor.
As the planner, builder, operator and manager of Vermont’s high-voltage electric transmission system, it is VELCO’s responsibility to ensure grid safety, reliability, and efficiency. A routine inspection of this Highgate-to-Georgia line revealed that 146 of its 212 wooden transmission structures, 60 percent of which have been in place since 1958, are in need of replacement in order to maintain safe and reliable grid operations.
VELCO personnel will need to conduct right-of-way and environmental assessments to better understand the viability of project design alternatives. In April, VELCO personnel will conduct right-of-way and environmental assessments to better understand the viability of project design alternatives.