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Oct 19, 2015 5:02 PM

Northern Pass project seeks proposed NH site approval

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — The utility seeking to pull Canadian hydropower into New Hampshire has filed its application with state regulators, five years after the project was proposed.

Hartford, Connecticut-based Eversource filed its application with the Site Evaluation Committee on Monday, triggering a review that could take up to 14 months.

Eversource proposes the 192-mile Northern Pass transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield, carrying 1,090 megawatts of hydro-power from Canada's biggest generator, HydroQuebec. That's enough to power a million homes.

After vocal opposition to the overhead lines, especially through the scenic White Mountains, Eversource in August announced it would bury a total of 60 miles of lines and reduce the height of some of its poles.

If a federal permit is issued and the SEC approves, Eversource expects power to start flowing in 2019.


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