Letter: Hospitals need Northern Pass

Last modified: Thursday, November 26, 2015
As a registered nurse for more than 20 years, I can tell you that the need for reliable electricity in New Hampshire is higher than ever.

With the closure of Vermont Yankee and the pending closure of Plymouth Pilgrim, our electricity grid and its capacity will not be enough to meet the demands that our businesses, medical facilities and residencies need each day for electricity.

By supporting Northern Pass’s Forward NH Plan, we’re bringing cleaner electricity to New Hampshire communities. We’re also providing reassurance to our local hospitals, who are some of the larger facilities in the state that have high demands for electricity, that black outs like the one that happened in 2003 in New York won’t reoccur.

It is no surprise that our state’s hospitals and medical facilities rely heavily on consistent electricity to perform life-saving procedures and to treat ailments of all kinds. Generators can only go so far. As a supporter of the Forward NH Plan, I look forward to bringing more electricity to our state while lowering the rates for not only our most vital facilities, but for our residential neighborhoods.