Osprey Nest Causes Thousands to Lose Power in Oak Bluffs

Eversource reported power lines down on County Road at about 8 p.m., causing about 2,400 customers to lose electricity.

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State Approval Expected to Improve Vineyard's Solar Opportunities

Eversource earlier this month received the green light to beef up its electrical infrastructure on Cape Cod, making it easier for Island solar projects to tie into the grid.

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Solar Projects Remain in Holding Pattern

Since 2022, Eversource has been telling customers on the Vineyard that the utility company cannot take on any solar projects larger than 15 kilowatts — and in some instances 25 kilowatts — while it plans to beef up a Falmouth substation that services the Island.

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Despite Pushback, Middle Road Pole Project Passes

The project, which aims to bolster the grid in Chilmark and Aquinnah, was significantly scaled back from Eversource’s original proposal to install 48 poles along Middle Road last year.

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Army Corps Takes Comments on Eversource Fifth Cable Plans

Eversource says it is proposing to build the new electric cable, as well as replace one of the existing ones, in order to deliver reliable and safe electricity.

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West Tisbury Opposes Power Line Herbicides

Opposition to the use of herbicides around Eversource power lines continued at a meeting of the West Tisbury select board on Wednesday night, when the board determined to send a letter opposing the practice to the state.

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Eversource to Begin Major Underwater Cable Project

The utility giant is positioned this fall to begin work on a project that will run two new 23-kilovolt power cables to Martha’s Vineyard, eliminating the need for diesel generators.

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Lights Out, Briefly

A brief power outage affected thousands of Eversource customers on the Vineyard Thursday morning before service was quickly restored.

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Early Morning Power Outage Explained

A 12-minute early morning power outage on the Vineyard was quickly resolved after the cause was located at a Falmouth substation, an Eversource spokesman said Thursday.

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Tisbury Renews Objections to Eversource Spraying

The Tisbury town administrator pressed his select board this week to take a tough stance against the ongoing practice by Eversource of spraying herbicides beneath power line rights of way.

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