Apr 20, 2015

Last week Eversource Energy said they expect to complete the permitting process for the Northern Pass Project by the end of 2016.

The Northern Pass is a proposed transmission line through New Hampshire connecting Canadian hydropower to New England.

Jun 23, 2015

On Monday, June 22 representatives of Eversource held a public meeting to discuss a proposed transmission line from Madbury to Portsmouth.

According to Eversource, the transmission line - called the Seacoast Reliability Project - is necessary to meet rising electricity demand on the seacoast.

Aug 19, 2015

The Northern Pass transmission line project has announced a new route that buries 52 miles of lines in the North Country.

The route also shortens some towers by decreasing the total amount of electricity from 1,200 megawatts to 1,000 megawatts.

Oct 19, 2015

On Monday, October 19 - five years after first proposing the project - Eversource filed an application for the Northern Pass with the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC).

The SEC approval process will involve several public hearings and is expected to last over a year.

Feb 03, 2016

The federal Department of Energy has scheduled several hearings on the proposed Northern Pass transmission line project.  The New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) will join the department for some of those hearings.

The hearing times and locations are as follows:

Jun 01, 2016

A judge has dismissed a case from the Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF) against the Northern Pass transmission line project.

SPNHF sued over a plan to bury lines along Route 3, through conservation land owned by the Society. 

Jun 10, 2016

On Thursday, June 9 Gov. Maggie Hassan signed HB 626, a bill that allows utilities to bury transmission lines along major highways.

Jun 28, 2016

The state Site Evaluation Committee has accepted an application from Eversource to build a new transmission line on the seacoast.  

The proposed Seacoast Reliability Project will start in Madbury, travel through Durham and Newington, and end in Portsmouth.

Jul 20, 2016

A new report from WalletHub ranked New Hampshire 8th in the nation on energy costs.  

The report ranked states based on the average monthly consumption and average retail price of electricity, natural gas, home heating oil, and motor fuel.

Jul 26, 2016

The attorney appointed to represent the interests of the public in the Northern Pass approval process is holding five public workshops to identify the potential impact on scenic, historic, and cultural areas.

The Northern Pass is a proposed transmission line that would carry Canadian hydropower through New Hampshire.


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