Northern Pass is a proposed 180-mile transmission line which would bring electricity from Hydro-Quebec, a provincial government-owned utility which generates most of its power from hydroelectric dams, from the NH-Quebec border to a substation in Deerfield, where it would connect to the existing power grid. For similar reasons as stated above,
The Board opposes Northern Pass.
Towns are preempted in having a direct say in these matters. The location and routes are governed by the state and federal government. See the following links for more information on these projects. (Preemption explained)
We will keep you up to date and how to make your voices heard in a later memo.
NORTHERN PASS AND THE WIND FARM WILL MAKE APPLICATION TO THE STATE SITE EVALUATION COMMITTEE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. SEE THE STATE WEBSITE THAT DESCRIBES THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES AND THE PROCESS: WWW.NHSEC.NH.GOV . YOU WILL FIND CONTACT INFORMATION AND THEIR JURISDICTION DESCRIBED UNDER RSA 162-H:1-20 Energy Facility Evaluation, Siting, Construction and Operation.