National Grid’s installation of more than 20 miles of transmission cable from Scarborough Beach through state and federal waters to its connection point at the Fred Benson Town Beach is underway. That’s according to National Grid spokesman David Graves, who told The Block Island Times on Tuesday that the first phase of installing the power company’s Block Island Wind Farm cable transmission system is progressing at Scarborough Beach and has begun on Block Island.
“We’re pleased to have started construction, and very much look forward to what the next several months will bring,” said Graves. “Work is progressing according to plan at Scarborough Beach. We anticipate work at the new Dillon’s Corner substation in Narragansett, to start at some point in the next couple of weeks. The work at the existing Wakefield substation is minor inside the fence line work.”