The filing deadline for formally intervening in the US Department of Energy process regarding the Northern Pass closed on December 16 with a reported 30 individuals or organizations filing.
While this process is in the hands of the DOE, what we expect is that the agency will soon publish in the Federal Register a Notice of Intent. The notice will report that the DOE intends to produce a draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Northern Pass project. The notice will also likely spell out the scheduling of a series of public hearings that will be held in New Hampshire. It is our understanding that the DOE will allow anyone to speak at these hearings, whether they filed for intervention status or not.