Pressure Mounts as Northern Pass Hearings Continue
CONCORD – The pressure is on as Northern Pass Transmission’s adjudicative hearings resume next week that will ultimately determine whether state regulators give it the go-ahead.
The Pessamit Innu First Nation of Quebec will speak out against the controversial project and National Grid’s recently announced transmission project is holding “community meetings” hoping to also import electricity from Canada to the New England power grid.
Also, after 19 full days of adjudicative hearings, the state Site Evaluation Committee on Thursday denied Northern Pass’ motion to add 15 more hearing dates. The SEC must decide by Sept. 30 whether to approve Northern Pass/Eversource Energy’s application to build a 192-mile high-voltage transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield to import electricity from Hydro-Quebec.
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