Utility ISO New England plans to make Windsor the home of its newest command center, Hartford Business Journal has reported.
According to HartfordBusiness.com, the facility — a planned $39 million project — will serve as a backup command center to the regional electric grid administrator's main operations center, which is located in Holyoke, MA.
ISO purchased the land — 55 Helmsford Way, 75 Helmsford Way and 800 Day Hill Road — from Griffin Land in October for the price of $970,000.
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ISO spokeswoman Marcia Blomberg identified the site as being "at the optimal distance" from the company's Holyoke control center and easily accessible off of I-91, according to HartfordBusiness.com.
HartfordBusiness.com reports each utility customer in New England pays a rate to ISO, which "controls the cost and level of power generated in New England at any given moment, calling on generating plants to power up and down as demand for electricity fluctuates throughout every day."
The planned Windsor facility, according to HartfordBusiness.com, will replace the company's current backup facilities in Newington.