National Grid Beverly and Salem, MA

Resilience Planning and Flood Protection for Two Substations

After conducting a routing study associated with the construction of a 3.7-mile underground cable between the coastal communities of Beverly and Salem, BSC Group provided resilience planning services for the protection of two substations. We led the overall assessment and planning process, overseeing site survey and inspections, a flood modeling program, and GIS mapping. Data collected during this process was used to develop three conceptual climate adaptations and potential regional solutions.

BSC also prepared a regulatory and permitting analysis that evaluated the resource areas and agency jurisdiction at these coastal sites, including Chapter 91 licensing, the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, and US Army Corps of Engineers.

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