The U.S. Department of Energy will review about two dozen alternatives for the proposed Northern Pass project, including burying power lines under waterways or roads or connecting with transmission lines in neighboring states.
Electric utility Connecticut Light & Power will start work in the coming weeks on its $218 million transmission line through the eastern portion of the state, in order to improve power reliability in southern New England.
New Hampshire is hosting the latest summit between the governors of the New England states and the Premiers of Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. The conference takes place Monday at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, and follows a similar meeting held in Quebec last September.
Eric Hammerling has a bumper sticker on his car that says: “don’t blame the trees.” It refers to power outages – like the massive ones since 2011 after the tropical-style storms Irene and Sandy, and a variety of blizzards and nor’easters.
New Hampshire’s congressional delegation yesterday asked the U.S. Department of Energy to provide details of alternative routes for a proposal to run electrical transmission lines from Canada to southern New Hampshire.