Transmission Lines

TJD&A works closely with public utilities, engineering firms, environmental scientists, architectural historians, and other technical consultants to prepare visual impact assessments (VIAs) of new and upgraded transmission lines and electrical substations.  In the course of our work we identify scenic resources that may be affected, evaluate mitigation measures to reduce visual impacts, prepare screening and mitigation plans, and testify before regulatory agencies. Our VIAs include high-quality photosimulations, detailed analyses of project routes, and objective descriptions of visual impacts.  

Representative Projects Include:

  • Maine Power Reliability Program - Central Maine Power
  • New England Clean Energy Connect - Central Maine Power
  • CMP Transmission Line Segments (11) - Central Maine Power
  • Northern Pass Transmission - Eversource
  • Downeast Reliability Project and 345 kV Tie Line - Bangor Hydro Electric
  • Elliot Switchyard - Public Service of New Hampshire
  • Roxbury - Rumford Generator Lead Line - Independence Wind
  • Number Nine Wind Generator Lead Line - EDPR
  • Oakfield Wind Generator Lead Line - First Wind
  • Northern Maine Interconnect - First Wind 

New England Clean Energy Connect: Androscoggin Riverlands, Leeds, MaineNew England Clean Energy Connect: Route 8, Anson, Maine

Northern Pass: Diamond Pond Road, Colebrook, New HampshireNorthern Pass: Route 145, Clarksville, New HampshireIllustration from Northern Pass Transmission Visual Impact Assessment