Northern Pass

The NH Supreme Court issued a briefing order on December 20 in the Northern Pass appeal.  Northern Pass must file its brief by February 4, 2019, and those in opposition m

On Friday October 12, the New Hampshire Supreme Court said that it would consider Eversource’s appeal of the March 2018 decision by the Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) to deny a Certificate of Site and Facility for the controversial Northern Pass transmission line project. 

CONCORD — Northern Pass submitted an appeal to the state Supreme Court on Friday in an effort to force a state committee to reconsider its rejection of the proposed $1.6 billion hydroelectric transmission line.

CONCORD — State utility regulators have again denied a request from Northern Pass to reconsider an earlier decision that would allow a confidential report to be made public.

CONCORD — Eversource informed the Public Utilities Commission Monday that it will file a revised proposal to purchase natural gas capacity from the Access Northeast proposed pipeline.

On Thursday, May 24,  the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) confirmed its decision to deny a certificate of Site and Authority to Northern Pass.

Click below to read the draft Record of Decision by (recently retired) White Mountain National Forest Supervisor Tom Wagner. His cover letter explains the document:


Dear Interested Party,

CONCORD — The impact of Northern Pass on private property owners in the North Country took center stage as hearings on the controversial hydroelectric project entered their second day before the state’s Site Evaluation Committee, with Eversource-NH President William Quinlan on the stand.

Although its future Northern Pass transmission line to New England is not yet complete, Hydro-Québec plans to launch preliminary studies that could ultimately result in additional interconnections with Maine and Vermont.