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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

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. A partnership between Eversource Energy and Hydro-Quebec, …

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 …

U.S. Department of Energy releases list of alternate routes for Northern Pass project

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy issued a list Thursday of more than 20 alternative options for the Northern Pass project that it will study during its ongoing environmental evaluation of the $1.4 billion electric transmission plan. Many of the alternative routes outlined in the report include additional burial of the transmission lines, ranging from burying roughly 20 miles of line that pass through …