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October 18, 2021
7:00 PM
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October 13, 2021


Meeting ID: 856 6351 6778

Passcode: 136438

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Municipal Lighting Board

Monday, October 18, 2021




The Hingham Municipal Light Plant (“HMLP”) is proposing to construct and

operate a new transmission line and substation in Hingham to address critical

reliability needs and support the Town’s climate change initiatives.

On October 18, 2021 at 7 p.m., HMLP will host a Community Meeting via Zoom

where Hingham residents and businesses can learn more about HMLP’s plan to

construct and operate a new enclosed substation facility on an approximately

18,500 sq. ft. parcel located in the northeastern corner of DPW’s transfer station

property. HMLP selected the transfer station site for its new substation because

of its close proximity to the existing Hobart Street Substation, and because the

transfer station site offers HMLP an opportunity to minimize visual and other

impacts to the surrounding community.

The enclosed substation will be the connection point for a new 115 kilovolt line

from Weymouth which will provide essential back-up electricity to Hingham in the

event of disruption to the single transmission feed that currently serves all of


The October 18 Community Meeting – the first of two Community Meetings to be

held by HMLP – is an opportunity for residents and businesses to learn more

about the proposed substation project, and to ask questions and offer comments

regarding HMLP’s plans. The Community Meetings are part of HMLP’s overall plan

to submit a Warrant Article for the 2022 Hingham Town Meeting. The Warrant

Article will ask for approval to borrow funds to construct the project and for the

right to use the Town’s property for the substation.

Attendees can join the Community Meeting by entering the link, ,

from a computer, smartphone, or tablet. No prior software download is required.

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming meeting, please contact Tom

Morahan at HMLP looks forward to working with

Hingham residents and businesses as we move forward with this important and

necessary electricity infrastructure project.