Undersea Cable Failure Highlights Stress on Vineyard Energy Grid
Eversource has canceled a long-awaited battery energy storage project planned for Martha’s Vineyard, complicating a plan to achieve ambitious green energy goals on the Vineyard.
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Eversource Brings in Backup After Cable Failure
Rolling blackouts and temporary power outages experienced across the Island last weekend were caused by an undersea cable failure, according to Eversource.
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High School, SSA Win Grants for Electric Buses

A settlement between the federal government and Volkswagen will send $1 million in grants to the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and the Steamship Authority to buy electric buses.

Part of $7.5 million in grants announced by the Baker administration just before Christmas, the two grants will provide $500,000 for the SSA to build a charging station and buy two electric shuttle buses servicing their Falmouth route. The high school grant of $500,000 will be used to buy two electric school buses.

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Electrification of Gay Head Is Progressing
Vineyard Gazette
Good progress on the electrification of Gay Head is reported by James M. Lumbert, superintendent of the Cape & Vineyard Electric Company. All the wire has been run, except for the tap and spur into the East Pasture. Of course this does not mean the end of the job for the linemen, who must now retrace their steps, tie the wire on the insulators, and make other finishing touches.
 
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Lights Out: Martha's Vineyard Loses Power in Brief Evening Outage
Sara Brown

All of Martha’s Vineyard lost power for about four minutes Tuesday night because of device failure in Falmouth.

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