Northern Pass

The Counsel for the Public wants answers as to why Hydro-Quebec now says it won’t pay for the controversial 192-mile transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield when Northern Pass’ application said that Hydro-Quebec would pay.

Amid conflicting statements about federal approvals and studies questioning the need for big New England energy projects, the state’s counsel for the public is now asking the burning question – who will pay for Northern Pass?

There appear to be legitimate questions about whether the long-standing financial agreement between Hydro-Quebec and Eversource for the financing of the proposed Northern Pass transmission line has fallen apart due to a changing energy market.

Eversource insisted Thursday that all is well with its Northern Pass partner Hydro-Quebec, despite a statement from the hydroelectric giant that it “will not pay a penny to bury the line in the United States.”

Northern Pass: .HQ Says Relationship With NP Still Strong, Others Say Project As Proposed Likely Dead

Robert Blechl

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services technical review and decision regarding the Northern Pass application to the Site Evaluation Committee.



CONCORD — There weren’t enough seats for the crowd that turned out for a public hearing Tuesday on a bill proposed by state Sen. Jeb Bradley that would allow electric utilities to pass on the costs of new projects to consumers.

The Supreme Court's decision regarding the Forest Society's lawsuit against Northern Pass is unfortunate in that it puts off until later a private property rights issue of extraordinary importance to New Hampshire landowners. In short, the Court punted.

Northern Pass wants to know who donated to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests specifically to oppose its proposed 192-mile extra high-voltage powerline from Pittsburg to Deerfield, according to a memo posted Monday on the state Site Evaluation Committee website.