Eversource, the New England utility that includes what in New Hampshire was formerly called PSNH, is a major backer of a new Technology Park for the University of Connecticut. From UConn Today: “The newest anchor partner for the IPB is the Eversource Energy Center, a research lab dedicated to the development of advanced storm damage modeling technology to ensure the reliable delivery of power throughout Connecticut and New England.”

Eversouce is funding the project over five years with a $9 million investment.

Hartford Business Daily said in a short piece that “Plans also call for the center to determine the most effective forestry treatments. Eversouce said 90 percent of power outages during storms are caused by trees. The new center will use tree sway research and laser technology to show the benefits of tree trimming among other initiatives.”

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