BAOS: OUR “BACKSTOP” TRANSMISSION SOLUTION
The Boston Area Optimization Solution (BAOS) was jointly selected as the Backstop Solution as it most closely fit the criteria for the following reasons:
It has the greatest degree of schedule certainty due to minimal permitting and siting requirements. Eversource and National
Grid have all necessary property and land rights in place to construct, maintain, and operate the BAOS.
Specifically, both the series reactors and the STATCOM included in the BAOS will be sited within the companies’ substations and therefore will not require petition filings with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) or Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB)
The solution also represents the least cost solution thereby providing significant customer savings.