Northern Pass at SEC

CONCORD — The Mass. Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs will “monitor and evaluate” the Site Evaluation Committee’s “shocking” decision Thursday to deny Northern Pass’s application to build a controversial 192-mile transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield.

CONCORD — Opponents of the Northern Pass transmission project celebrated Thursday afternoon as the Site Evaluation Committee unexpectedly voted 7-0 to deny the application.

CONCORD — Northern Pass officials vowed to fight for their $1.6 billion project after a state committee unanimously voted Thursday to deny the project’s application.

Concord, NH--The New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee charged with deciding the fate of the proposed Northern Pass transmission line project voted unanimously today to deny a Certificate of Site and Facility. The subcommittee hearing the case subsequently adjourned.


CONCORD — Site Evaluation Committee members challenged the credibility of a number of Northern Pass experts on Wednesday during the second day of deliberations on the proposed $1.6 billion transmission project.

While Site Evaluation Committee members are in general agreement that Eversource has the financial, technical and managerial capability to construct and operate the 192-mile Northern Pass transmission project, they believe loose ends and gaps need to addressed.

Eversource’s Northern Pass transmission line is the sole project picked for long-term energy contract negotiations with Massachusetts.

All power flowing over Northern Pass’ transmission lines, if built, would be destined for Massachusetts electric customers under a proposal announced Thursday.

“It is fully subscribed,” Eversource New Hampshire President Bill Quinlan told reporters.

CONCORD — The Site Evaluation Committee is about to begin 12 days of public deliberations to determine if the Northern Pass transmission project meets the statutory requirements to be approved.