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Battle of the heavyweights: Eversource, MIT fight over paths of proposed new underground conduits

Cambridge Day reports MIT is fighting Eversource over underground power cables the utility wants to install beneath MIT as part of its plans for a new Binney Street substation. In filings with the state, MIT goes so far as to say the work could kill the school, because it could disrupt the arteries that radiate out from the school's "heart" - a central utility plant that feeds vital electricity, steam and water across the campus.

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that MIT's engineers would have a solution to the problem. :-)

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I think "don't mess with this" was the solution.

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But Eversource doesn't like it.

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At first, I thought heavyweights referred to the CCCs.

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Transmit power through the air for the relatively short distance involved.

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with a focused microwave antenna array? Would you have some sort of protective barrier around the path to keep birds, drones, and construction cranes from accidentally crossing that invisible death ray -- maybe made of some kind of dielectric material?

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