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The Northern Pass Project

A simulated view of what the Northern Pass transmission towers would look like is shown from Oak Hill in Concord. The proposed overhead transmission line is set to run 8 miles through the eastern part of Concord, along the path of an existing Eversource Energy right of way. The lines and towers currently in place are are between 43 and 97 feet tall. If the proposed line is built, the majority of the new lines would be between 85 and 100 feet tall, but would reach 120 feet in some places. Courtesy photo

City council subcommittee will discuss recent updates on Northern Pass

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Concord City Council subcommittee on Northern Pass will reconvene next month to review a draft federal study on the project and a new route proposed by Eversource Energy. The group will also see two new visual simulations from Eversource of how the towers could look near two areas of particular concern for Concord residents – Loudon Road and McKenna’s …

Concord officials will need time to review more than 1,000 pages of Northern Pass report

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Four of the nine alternatives suggested for the Northern Pass route would bury the electric transmission line through Concord. Those alternatives are part of a draft Environmental Impact Study released this week by the U.S. Department of Energy. As proposed, the 187-mile line would travel from Canada to Deerfield almost entirely above ground. …

Burying electrical transmission lines not so simple

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Arielle Wolfe brought her 6-year-old daughter, Hazel, to a New Hampshire Senate hearing in March to talk about power lines. Overhead electric transmission lines could scar New Hampshire’s landscape, the Derry resident said during public testimony on a bill that would have made putting the lines underground the state’s preference. “It’s pretty simple,” Wolfe said. “Bury the lines, you can still get the …

Forest Society unveils new blocks to Northern Pass

Saturday, December 15, 2012

With just weeks to go before Northern Pass officials said they’d unveil the route of their proposed hydro-power line from Canada, a local conservation group says it continues to throw up roadblocks. The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests secured two conservation easements along Route 145 …

Northern Pass squares off against forest society over hydropower route

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Northern Pass officials, fresh off buying a couple of key pieces of land in the North Country, said this week they’ve secured 99 percent of the land needed for their hydro-power line from Canada. They’ve even begun meeting with New Hampshire business owners who want to work on …