Northern Pass

A proposed hydroelectric transmission line called the Northern Pass Transmission project endangers New England ecosystems and threatens to destroy natural resources the Pessamit Innu First Nation depends on. The Northern Pass Transmission line would transmit energy along a 192-mile-long route fro

CONCORD — Speakers told several hundred people attending a rally opposing Northern Pass on Sunday that the fight against the transmission power line project isn’t over and that they should write to legislators and a state committee considering the project.

In late March in response to numerous media reports in Quebec and the US that suggested the Transmission Services Agreement (TSA) between Hydro-Quebec and Eversource outlining the financial arrangments between the two entities for the construction and operation of Northern Pass (if permitted) had expired, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking for an update on the status of the TSA. This letter from FERC is in response.

Today, nearly half a million miles of high-voltage transmission lines crisscross the country, but the people planning the future of America's electric grid are thinking small. They say we should build microgrids — small, local systems that could connect and disconnect.

The federal Department of Energy (DOE) recently extended the public comment period on the Draft and the Supplement to the Draft EIS April 04, 2016. You can read the draft EIS online here http://www.northernpasseis.us/library/draft-eis

The DOE has scheduled public hearings on the Draft EIS the second week of March, 2016:

Monday, March 7, 2016, 5:00 p.m.: Colebrook Elementary School, 27 Dumont Street, Colebrook, NH (This will be a joint hearing with the NH Site Evaluation Committee.)