Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A public meeting is being held on March 20 to discuss the impacts of the construction project.
NStar will be installing a steel cooling circulation pipeline from Baker Street in West Roxbury to Elliot Street in Newton starting in April, but the majority of the work will be done outside of Boston. The Mayor's Office and NStar are hosting a public meeting on Wed., March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boston Lodge of Elks #10. NStar representatives will present the scope of the project to the community, take feedback and questions. Boston Police, Public Works and Transportation Department officials will also be present, and working with NStar to minimize the affects of the project on the community. "Although the [public meeting notice] states that the work will last from April to November, the majority of that work will take place outside …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
NSTAR has already activated its emergency response plan in preparation for Friday's snowstorm.
With a major nor’easter expected to impact the Boston area beginning Friday, NSTAR announced on Thursday it will will activate its emergency response plan for a significant impact on the electric grid. “We’re well into our preparations for responding to potentially widespread power outages resulting fromthe nor’easter’s high winds and heavy snow,” said Craig Hallstrom, President of NSTAR Electric. “We prepare year-round for storms like this and stand ready to address damage to our system as soon as itbecomes safe to do so.” NSTAR said 3,000 employees are currently preparing to assist in the storm reponse effort, and the company has also secured additional contractor line and tree crews. The company is advising customers to make advanced…
Friday, June 29, 2012
This environmentally friendly column is brought to you by West Roxbury Saves Energy, a community-based organization committed to spreading the word that individuals can make positive choices that save money as well as the planet.
If you are like us, you are always trying to find new and better ways to green your energy usage and save money at the same time. While the recent rash of thunderstorms may tempt you to send up a kite with a key on the tail, we really cannot recommend this method. However, lots of changes for the better are becoming available, from comprehensive ways to monitor our home electrical usage to the possibility for some of going "off the grid" entirely by using stand-alone systems or small-community mini-grids. As of June 1, residents of West Roxbury (and the rest of the state) have an additional option for purchasing green energy. As you may know, we are able to choose from among a number of "suppliers" for our electricity (if you do not …
Saturday, July 9, 2011
NSTAR official said power went out at 4:45 p.m. due to distribution service line being tripped.
An electrical service distribution line was tripped by an animal, said an NSTAR official, which caused a power outage on Centre Street this afternoon. Power went out at 4:45 p.m., said NSTAR Media Spokesperson Bill Zamparelli, and was restored at 5:14 p.m. The power outage affected 195 customers, said Zamparelli. The power outage also caused an emergency generator to smoke at the Hebrew Rehab Center.