Working Together for a Better Tomorrow
Eversource received approval from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities in 2017 to investigate, design, and construct an energy storage facility in Eastern Massachusetts. This facility will be built in Provincetown and will enhance electric reliability for customers on the Outer Cape, which is currently served by a single distribution line.
About the Provincetown Area Energy Storage System
Eversource will be building a 24.9-megawatt (MW) energy storage system that will support the four communities along the Outer Cape: Eastham, Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet. The new facility will be a building located within the Provincetown Transfer Station property off of Race Point Road.
It will house a state-of-the-art, lithium-ion battery system – the key component of the facility – and supporting equipment. When called upon to operate, its batteries will supply power to the local electric system, using existing underground powerlines to connect to the distribution infrastructure in the area.
Benefits of this Electric System Improvement
The proposed battery system is expected to significantly improve electric reliability for Outer Cape customers by supplying backup power to the local distribution system. This project will also strengthen reliability in the area by adding upgraded equipment that will create a “smart grid” to supply power to the Outer Cape towns on a continuous basis, not just when the storage system is called upon to operate.
We will be working within the transfer station property off Race Point Road and Route 6 in Provincetown.
Project Timeline (subject to change)
◼ Siting & Permitting: April 2019 – February 2020
◼ Construction: March 2020 - December 2020
◼ Completion: December 2020
◼ Final Restoration: December 2020
What You Can Expect
Construction will begin with site preparation at the Provincetown Transfer Station in March. Additional construction activities include building construction; electrical duct bank installation along Race Point Road and Route 6; battery system installation; and commissioning. Final restoration will take place once construction is complete.
Our Commitment to You
Keeping our customers and communities informed about construction activity in the area is an important part of our work in the communities we serve. Communication with neighbors, public officials, and other stakeholders will occur before construction begins and throughout the project. If you have any questions, please contact us anytime, using the information below.