transmission business unit, established in 2006, achieves growth by
identifying, pursuing and capturing transmission opportunities to enhance
reliability and market efficiency and deploying infrastructure solutions that
provide stakeholder value. Two recent achievements are described below:
the completion of the Middletown/Norwalk (MN) project in 2008, UIs rate base
increased $300 million. This is an increase of more than 200% relative to
UIs net transmission assets existing prior to the project receiving
Connecticut Siting Council approval. For more
information on the MN project click here.
also recently completed construction of North America’s
largest 345-kV Indoor Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation. A 2009 Edison Award Finalist for innovation, Singer
Substation, energized and carrying load in December 2008, was built safely
and efficiently utilizing cutting edge technology. The substation is the
cornerstone of improvements to the electric system serving southwestern Connecticut, an area
identified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as one of the nations
top ten reliability risks.