National Grid Delays Downtown Project

April 27, 2012

By Tom Dalton

SALEM — National Grid is delaying its plan to replace several miles of underground electricity transmission lines through the downtown.

The project will be postponed one year due to uncertainty over the future of the Salem Harbor Station power plant, the company said.

Virginia energy giant Dominion, which plans to close the fossil fuel plant in 2014, is in talks with a possible buyer who wants to build a natural gas facility. Read more…..