A response from Eversource

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:24AM
A response from Eversource

To the editor,

In a recent letter to the editor (Ledger-Transcript, Oct. 26), Liz Thomas of Peterborough questions the need for upgrades to electric power and telecommunications service infrastructure at Miller State Park, and incorrectly characterizes Eversource’s role in the project. To be clear, Eversource is one of several project partners working to complete these important upgrades to enhance public safety. Other project partners include the N.H. Public Utilities Commission, the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the Department of Transportation, FairPoint Communications and FirstLight Fiber.

Since our meeting with frequent users of Miller State Park, who have raised concerns regarding the initial proposal to rebuild infrastructure along an access road that leads to the summit of Pack Monadnock, the project partners are working diligently to consider alternative designs. What we all agree on is that addressing safety concerns is a driving force for this project. These upgrades must also successfully balance reliability, access, cost, environmental impact and visual impact to the access road that many enjoy hiking.

Eversource will consider input from project partners and the community to identify the most appropriate plan. For more information about the project, visit the Division of Parks and Recreation online at nhstateparks.org/news-and-events/projects/miller-utility-work.aspx.

James Eilenberger,
director of system engineering for Eversource