Eversource to Support Community with New Service Center
As New England’s largest energy provider, Eversource Energy is serving a network of more than three million residential and commercial customers throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Secure facilities across this region allow Eversource to monitor and control utility transmission and distribution as well as conduct both routine and emergency maintenance services.
Eversource is currently expanding its local dispatch and service capabilities with a new facility located in New Bedford. The company has purchased a vacated 200,000-square foot manufacturing building that will serve as a new regional service center for its gas and electrical operations.
Eversource has partnered with A/Z Corporation as its Construction Manager to gut and reconfigure the existing facility to support a broad range of critical services. The facility will feature space for the company’s engineering, logistics, and field communications services. Additional areas throughout the two-story facility are being re-purposed to support additional administrative functions. This includes a control room that will allow Eversource to effectively dispatch and support its technicians across the local service area.
The new facility will also feature a range of spaces designed to support the company’s fleet of service vehicles. An indoor parking garage will house line trucks and other vehicles that are sensitive to cold weather. Additionally, the team will be building out a new vehicle repair and service area to keep the fleet in peak operating condition.Interior and exterior storage areas will hold the materials and equipment that Eversource needs to maintain the local energy network. This includes a warehouse with areas of high-bay storage. At the building’s exterior, there will be designated storage areas for gas piping, electrical poles, transformers, and other equipment.
The transformation of the New Bedford facility is well underway with ongoing field operations. When completed, the service center will be instrumental in Eversource’s continuing mission of “delivering reliable energy and superior customer service.”
A/Z is a preferred partner to the region’s utility service providers, performing work in their most secure and mission critical facilities. Visit our mission critical portfolio to learn more about our work in this sector.