About Danvers Electric System

Town of Danvers Electrical System Profile

The Town of Danvers is one of select few agencies who have a Smart Grid system which services over 13,000 customers spreading over 13.6 square miles. The Electric Division maintains more than 6,000 utility poles while ensuring they provide top electrical service to the residents of Danvers.

 Rail Trail Right of Way (ROW)

Danvers Electric Division has a utility easement on the majority of the MBTA Right of Ways (ROW) with the right to construct, maintain and operate the Town of Danvers Electric system. These ROWs, due to the abandonment of MBTA Railroad lines, became available to the Town of Danvers for the recreational use of a Rail Trail system. However, the backbone to the electric system via sub-transmission circuits and distribution circuits are on the ROWs from the southernmost end of the Rail Trail to Wenham Street. Danvers Electric trucks routinely drive this easement for line inspection, maintenance and repair. Rail Trail segments may be posted as closed due to scheduled or unscheduled work by Danvers Electric. Due to the nature of electric work, pedestrians will not be allowed to pass should the segment be posted as closed. In the event of scheduled work, postings will be made and the website will be updated. Unscheduled work, such as storm related repairs, etc. may force closure without notice. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated while Danvers Electric continues to provide excellent reliability and customer service.

To report electric related emergencies, such as a tree or fallen limbs on the lines, broken equipment, etc., please contact Danvers Electric at (978) 774-0005. If you need further information, please contact the Electric Utility Director, David Lane, at (978) 777-0001 x3012.



WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2011 – Danvers Electric is one of 82 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Paul Allen, vice president, engineering at Nashville, Tenn., Electric Service and chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designees on March 21, during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference, held in Nashville, Tenn.

“These RP3 designated utilities should be proud,” said Allen, “They stand out as utilities that are continuing to strive for excellence for their customers and their communities.”

The RP3 program recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria within each category are based on sound business practices and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity.
“This is a real honor for our utility,” said Dr. Hamid Jaffari, Director of Engineering and Operations of Danvers Electric. “A lot of hard work has gone into receiving this designation, and – in the end – our customers are the real winners.”

This is the sixth year that the RP3 designation has been offered. APPA is the national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-and state-owned electric utilities. It is located in Washington, D.C.

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