BAR HARBOR — Efforts to increase the reliability of the power grid here continue into the new year, with new, but fewer, power lines on the bridge to the mainland, a new electric substation for downtown, and an eye toward additional changes.
Workers with Emera Maine (formerly Bangor-Hydro Electric Company), are finally back to their power line project on the bridge between Trenton and Mount Desert Island, after taking a break during the holidays and then getting involved in the effort to respond to the ice storm last week, Emera communications supervisor Susan Faloon said via email on Tuesday.
All six power lines coming over the bridge were removed before the holiday, and are being replaced with three new lines. The work has been planned since a project to run wires in conduits underground was completed.
Emera officials plan to begin site work on a new power substation on a 3.3 acre parcel of land between Woodbury Road and Eagle Lake Road in February, Faloon said.