NH Supreme Court accepts Northern Pass appeal of state siting decision

Manchester, N.H. (Oct. 12, 2018) – Today Eversource issued the following statement regarding the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s decision related to Northern Pass:

The New Hampshire Supreme Court’s decision to accept our appeal is a positive step in our ongoing efforts to move this critical clean energy project forward, and we are grateful for the opportunity to demonstrate that New Hampshire siting requirements were misinterpreted and incorrectly applied in reviewing Northern Pass. With the need for new sources of clean, affordable energy in New England greater than ever, Northern Pass continues to stand alone as the most advanced project to bring low-cost, clean energy into the region. On behalf of all our customers and businesses throughout the region in desperate need of rate relief, we remain fully committed to advancing Northern Pass, along with its many economic and environmental benefits, to help New Hampshire and New England address our energy needs and achieve our environmental goals.

The Northern Pass is a 192-mile electric transmission line project that will bring to New England 1,090 megawatts of clean hydropower.  This reliable and affordable source of power will also bring a wide range of benefits to the region, including millions of dollars in energy cost savings and a significant reduction in carbon emissions.  To learn more about Northern Pass, go to www.northernpass.us

Source: Eversource