State Supreme Court agrees to hear Northern Pass appeal

  • FILE-- In this April 13, 2017 file photograph, Nick Paul, left, of Concord, and Tim Madsen, of Manchester, protest with three others from the group Protect the Granite State outside a hearing by the state's Site Evaluation Committee for the Northern Pass project in Concord, N.H. Massachusetts officials are demanding to know whether a hydro project that was rejected by New Hampshire regulators is still a viable option to delivering clean energy to the state by 2020. The 1.6 billion Northern Pass project was set to bring hydropower from Canada by creating a transmission line through New Hampshire for customers in southern New England. (AP Photo/Michael Casey) Michael Casey

Associated Press
Published: 10/12/2018 6:33:37 PM

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has agreed to hear Eversource’s appeal related to the rejection of its Northern Pass transmission line proposal.

The company announced Friday that the court had accepted its appeal, in which it argues that the state’s Site Evaluation Committee failed to fully deliberate the case, misapplied its own rules, and put an undue burden on the company. The case is expected to be heard in early 2019.

In March, the committee issued a written ruling denying the power project over concerns it would harm tourism and property values. The ruling prompted Massachusetts to abandon its plans to get clean energy from the $1.6 billion Northern Pass project, which calls for constructing a 192-mile transmission line to bring 1,090 megawatts of hydropower from Canada to New England.

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