(Host) The company that owns Vermont’s bulk electric transmission system wants to build a new high-voltage power line from Duxbury to Stowe. The Vermont Electric Power Company, known as VELCO, says the 115- kilovolt line is needed to serve the fast-growing Lamoille County region.
David Mace is a VELCO spokesman:
(Mace) “The transmission infrastructure in this area is old and under-sized. This needed improvement will help guard against service interruptions now and allow for anticipated demand growth for years to come.”
(Host) The ten-and-a-half mile long power line would parallel Route 100. Mace says the upgrade will cost about $13.4 million. VELCO needs local and state approval for the project. The company presented its plans Monday night to the Stowe Planning Commission.