Cable-related power outage could end up costing Block Island ratepayers

NATIONAL GRID'S sea2shore submarine cable, pictured here when it landed at Block Island's Town Beach in 2016, is in the process of being reburied. / PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
NEW SHOREHAM – Reburial of two 34,500-volt subsea cables on Block Island will involve a potential 10-to-14-day power outage during the first two weeks of April that could lead to island ratepayers footing the bill if there are any delays. The outage will require the Block Island Power Co. to supply its diesel generated electricity…

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