Northern Pass

The Northern Pass project is bidding for a contract to sell a portion of its energy to the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

We began the month of December $50,000 short of our Trees Not Towers fundraising goal of $475,000 for 2015. We had a very generous anonymous private individual issue a challenge that if we could raise $25,000 of the gap they would match it with a $25,000 gift to put us over the top.

Northern Pass officials did their best to put the proposed 192-mile transmission project in favored light, but would appear to have convinced few of the people who attended the five recent public information meetings held as part of the Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) process.

The Forest Society owns land and holds conservation easements in Coos County that are directly impacted by the current proposal for Northern Pass before the Site Evaluation Committee. As we have noted in other forums, we have a legal and ethical obligation to defend our conserved lands.

Earlier this week on my way to work I cast my eye skyward to see sunny blue skies with few clouds. The voice on the radio was telling me to expect 1-3 inches of snow later in the day, and even went so far as to predict what time the snow would start falling in my part of the state.

Eversource, NHEC Continue To Sue North Country Towns In New Filings

As part of the State Site Evaluation Commitee process and the federal Department of Energy permitting process, there will be more hearings later this winter and early spring that will be opportunities for the public to share their views about Northern Pass.

CONCORD — The N.H. Site Evaluation Committee has scheduled five public information sessions about Northern Pass's application to construct a transmission line through New Hampshire.  

Northern Pass has submitted an application to the NH Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) as required on Oct. 19, 2015. The SEC Subcommittee for the Northern Pass application voted to accept that application as complete on Dec. 7, 2015. Documents related to that decision, including the application itself, can be found here.