Posted on April 12th, 2011 by

The project team today filed a letter with the U.S. Department of  Energy requesting immediate changes to the project’s Presidential Permit application.

The changes are in response to significant concerns we’ve heard from local communities and landowners regarding the potential impact of the line.

In its letter, the project team asks that five alternate route segments be removed from consideration.

The project also requests a 60-day extension of the public comment period in order to explore additional routing options that would be more acceptable to residents and communities.

We recognize that we need to take another look at the routing for the project, particularly in the North Country.

A press release regarding this request is posted here.

A revised project map can be viewed here.


Posted on April 12th, 2011 by

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  • Jean Monagle says:

    Please stop this harrassment of the residents of our state. We DO NOT want this. What does it take to make you understand this? Our elected leaders (except Gov. Lynch) have chosen to represent their constituents and expressed our displeasure with this project. Please go away and leave our state alone. We are not a giant extension cord to Mass. and Conn. If they want clean, renewable energy they can put wind turbines along their miles and miles of shoreline. My guess is that they don’t want to look at them just like we don’t want to see miles of ugly power lines.

  • Jean Monagle says:

    Please stop this harrassment of the residents of our state. We DO NOT want this. What does it take to make you understand this? Our elected leaders (except Gov. Lynch) have chosen to represent their constituents and expressed our displeasure with this project. Please go away and leave our state alone. We are not a giant extension cord to Mass. and Conn. If they want clean, renewable energy they can put wind turbines along their miles and miles of shoreline. My guess is that they don’t want to look at them just like we don’t want to see miles of ugly power lines.

  • Lois Foss says:

    You just don’t get it do you? We DO NOT WANT this ugly thing disrupting our beautiful state – in any way. Would you like us to come up to Canada and cut miles and miles of trees and put up hundreds of tall towers? I don’t think so. PLEASE, go away with this awful plan. It just makes me sick to think of what you are trying to do to New Hampshire. We are just a small, beautiful state. LEAVE US ALONE. I think you will start an ugly uprising if you continue with this crazy plan. I for one will never stop fighting it.

  • Lois Foss says:

    You just don’t get it do you? We DO NOT WANT this ugly thing disrupting our beautiful state – in any way. Would you like us to come up to Canada and cut miles and miles of trees and put up hundreds of tall towers? I don’t think so. PLEASE, go away with this awful plan. It just makes me sick to think of what you are trying to do to New Hampshire. We are just a small, beautiful state. LEAVE US ALONE. I think you will start an ugly uprising if you continue with this crazy plan. I for one will never stop fighting it.

  • Lynette Emerson says:

    Since you have lied to the people of the State of NH since the beginning there is nothing to say you will tell the truth now. You filed an incomplete application as your Transmission Service Agreement had not been approved by FERC at the time the application was filed. You failed to tell the people of NH that you had applied for a bi-directional line to Franklin converter station which has been designed to be bi-directional thereby allowing you to send the AC power from Franklin over NPT line to the US Border to be sold in Canada. How much of the converted power will reach southern New England? How much excessive money will you make off of us doing your converting for you? How can you be expected to be truthful about how much power is being used by New Hampshire people? We know the answer. None as we produce more power than we use, the rest is sold out on the grid. What will happen to our producers? Will they be forced to close down because you are greedy? Will our Governor sell us down the road in the end? How can you claim that this power coming from Canada is green renewable power? You have changed all but 3 damable rivers in Quebec and harnessed them for power. All in the premis that you have to generate more power to be sold in USA. Well stay home. We don’t want you. We don’t need you. And why in the **** should we sunsidize Canada? We are supposed to be cutting back our need to be dependent on foreign countries for oil and power. Let Mass and Conn be inventive and I am sure that they will come up with alternatives to having you destroy New Hampshire to get there. I worked hard for my land and you want to make it worthless. You have not even lived up to your promises to the James Bay Cree indians. They are still waiting. Wake you! Go away!

  • Lynette Emerson says:

    Since you have lied to the people of the State of NH since the beginning there is nothing to say you will tell the truth now. You filed an incomplete application as your Transmission Service Agreement had not been approved by FERC at the time the application was filed. You failed to tell the people of NH that you had applied for a bi-directional line to Franklin converter station which has been designed to be bi-directional thereby allowing you to send the AC power from Franklin over NPT line to the US Border to be sold in Canada. How much of the converted power will reach southern New England? How much excessive money will you make off of us doing your converting for you? How can you be expected to be truthful about how much power is being used by New Hampshire people? We know the answer. None as we produce more power than we use, the rest is sold out on the grid. What will happen to our producers? Will they be forced to close down because you are greedy? Will our Governor sell us down the road in the end? How can you claim that this power coming from Canada is green renewable power? You have changed all but 3 damable rivers in Quebec and harnessed them for power. All in the premis that you have to generate more power to be sold in USA. Well stay home. We don’t want you. We don’t need you. And why in the **** should we sunsidize Canada? We are supposed to be cutting back our need to be dependent on foreign countries for oil and power. Let Mass and Conn be inventive and I am sure that they will come up with alternatives to having you destroy New Hampshire to get there. I worked hard for my land and you want to make it worthless. You have not even lived up to your promises to the James Bay Cree indians. They are still waiting. Wake you! Go away!

  • The question begs…………..Do the utilities and their shareholders who stand to make 20%+ at the expense of New Hampshire’s residents really think we’re idiots because we oppose the “Northern Pass.” They obviously must, otherwise the proponents, would have never have admitted that there were alternatives such as a Vermont corridor, underground transmission lines, etc. The fact that the alternatives would cost more money are enough to stifle industry from being the good and righteoues corporate citizen they claim they are.
    Congratulations to the commonfolk who call New Hampshire their home now and forevermore. They are the real pillars of the community who forced ‘transparency.” And it is for them that the ‘Old Man of the Mountains’ sheds a tear. It almost seems as though the utilities waited for his rock face to age beyond repair; what they miscalculated is the legacy of the New Hampshire Way for which there can be no price attached.

  • The question begs…………..Do the utilities and their shareholders who stand to make 20%+ at the expense of New Hampshire’s residents really think we’re idiots because we oppose the “Northern Pass.” They obviously must, otherwise the proponents, would have never have admitted that there were alternatives such as a Vermont corridor, underground transmission lines, etc. The fact that the alternatives would cost more money are enough to stifle industry from being the good and righteoues corporate citizen they claim they are.
    Congratulations to the commonfolk who call New Hampshire their home now and forevermore. They are the real pillars of the community who forced ‘transparency.” And it is for them that the ‘Old Man of the Mountains’ sheds a tear. It almost seems as though the utilities waited for his rock face to age beyond repair; what they miscalculated is the legacy of the New Hampshire Way for which there can be no price attached.

  • northernpass says:

    Thanks for your comment, Jean.
    Actually, the renewable energy transmitted by this line will be part of the regional power pool from which all New England consumers, including those in New Hampshire, draw from.
    With this filing, we are reiterating our commitment to use existing rights of way for the line, wherever possible, and to work to reduce visual impact.

  • northernpass says:

    Thanks for your comment, Jean.
    Actually, the renewable energy transmitted by this line will be part of the regional power pool from which all New England consumers, including those in New Hampshire, draw from.
    With this filing, we are reiterating our commitment to use existing rights of way for the line, wherever possible, and to work to reduce visual impact.

  • Dawn Eskew says:

    I don’t think you should have any routes.
    Here are my reasons.

    I think with all the talk about gas prices going up, because American dollars are going to foreign countries for oil. This is what is going to happen to the electric prices with the same outcome of American money going to a foregn country. With the great concern about our trillion dollar deficit, wouldn’t it make great economic sense to work at structuring a facility within the New Hampshire State for the purpose of New Hampshire State? American money would remain within the State of NH rather than go out to a foreign country like Canada. More jobs would be created for the residents of New Hampshire. Residents of New Hampshire could choose where they want the facility. New Hampshire residents would have work at fixing the facility. New Hampshire residents would have a say on what price to set the sale of energy. Why are you Northern Pass so intent on continuing with the money going out to other government? This is wrong to do to the American people. Even President Obama says that we need to become Independent in our energy use. Many Senators in the United states around the country are looking in this direction of becoming Energy Independent. Americans know that to be Energy Independent helps with our National Security. I do not believe that you truly think that this project is wonderful for Americans. I truly think that you are happy that you have a job making money doing this project, period. You can still make money, and truly help New Hampshire, the United States all around by stopping the Northern Pass, and work at helping New Hampshire become more Energy Independent.
    I have some other points to bring up. Doing a clear cut on the side of the mountains, will jeopardize the land by creating land slides when the snow melts. Water drainage will cause flooding at the bottom where most folks live.
    Chemicals which you spread around around the Towers to prevent foliage to grow will seep into our drinking water, we all have fresh spring water. the chemicals will harm the wild animals. Don’t forget we also have the Connecticut River at the base of those mountains too, where the fish will be affected by those same chemicals getting into the ground.
    The people of New Hampshire should be able to vote on what they want, they live there, and know what is best for themselves. Let Connecticut develop their own Independent energy, and the same should go for Massachusetts, and every other State in the Union. It is the best in terms of Economics, Freedoms, Rights, Security. Stop the Northern Pass.

  • Dawn Eskew says:

    I don’t think you should have any routes.
    Here are my reasons.

    I think with all the talk about gas prices going up, because American dollars are going to foreign countries for oil. This is what is going to happen to the electric prices with the same outcome of American money going to a foregn country. With the great concern about our trillion dollar deficit, wouldn’t it make great economic sense to work at structuring a facility within the New Hampshire State for the purpose of New Hampshire State? American money would remain within the State of NH rather than go out to a foreign country like Canada. More jobs would be created for the residents of New Hampshire. Residents of New Hampshire could choose where they want the facility. New Hampshire residents would have work at fixing the facility. New Hampshire residents would have a say on what price to set the sale of energy. Why are you Northern Pass so intent on continuing with the money going out to other government? This is wrong to do to the American people. Even President Obama says that we need to become Independent in our energy use. Many Senators in the United states around the country are looking in this direction of becoming Energy Independent. Americans know that to be Energy Independent helps with our National Security. I do not believe that you truly think that this project is wonderful for Americans. I truly think that you are happy that you have a job making money doing this project, period. You can still make money, and truly help New Hampshire, the United States all around by stopping the Northern Pass, and work at helping New Hampshire become more Energy Independent.
    I have some other points to bring up. Doing a clear cut on the side of the mountains, will jeopardize the land by creating land slides when the snow melts. Water drainage will cause flooding at the bottom where most folks live.
    Chemicals which you spread around around the Towers to prevent foliage to grow will seep into our drinking water, we all have fresh spring water. the chemicals will harm the wild animals. Don’t forget we also have the Connecticut River at the base of those mountains too, where the fish will be affected by those same chemicals getting into the ground.
    The people of New Hampshire should be able to vote on what they want, they live there, and know what is best for themselves. Let Connecticut develop their own Independent energy, and the same should go for Massachusetts, and every other State in the Union. It is the best in terms of Economics, Freedoms, Rights, Security. Stop the Northern Pass.

  • Dawn Eskew says:

    Why can’t renewable energy be placed off shore of the Southern part of New Hampshire, and feed it to Massachusetts and Connecticut? Maybe that is when everybody in New Hampshire will get up out of their seats to dicuss energy. Maybe that is when Governor Lynch will hear “We the people of New Hampshire” do not want to be feeding electric to Massachusetts,(the State where the Governor is from) nor to Connecticut. Massachusetts and Connecticut are not entitled to our land in New Hampshire. The days of entitlement , lived by many Senators and other leaders of Government,including Governnor Lynch have done much damage to the citizens of the United States.
    Independent Energy is the only way to go, and makes the best economic business. New Hampshire needs to get off the grid!

    “Ross Gittell is an economist with the University of New Hampshire.
    Speaking from the House floor, he told legislators that electric bills won’t decrease if the state withdraws from RGGI, because New Hampshire is part of a regional power grid.”

  • Dawn Eskew says:

    Why can’t renewable energy be placed off shore of the Southern part of New Hampshire, and feed it to Massachusetts and Connecticut? Maybe that is when everybody in New Hampshire will get up out of their seats to dicuss energy. Maybe that is when Governor Lynch will hear “We the people of New Hampshire” do not want to be feeding electric to Massachusetts,(the State where the Governor is from) nor to Connecticut. Massachusetts and Connecticut are not entitled to our land in New Hampshire. The days of entitlement , lived by many Senators and other leaders of Government,including Governnor Lynch have done much damage to the citizens of the United States.
    Independent Energy is the only way to go, and makes the best economic business. New Hampshire needs to get off the grid!

    “Ross Gittell is an economist with the University of New Hampshire.
    Speaking from the House floor, he told legislators that electric bills won’t decrease if the state withdraws from RGGI, because New Hampshire is part of a regional power grid.”

  • northernpass says:

    Thanks for your comments, Lynette. I have to disagree with your complaint regarding the project filings. All have been done appropriately and are publicly available on this site for all to see.
    Your question regarding the energy and where it will be sold is a good one. To be clear: every generator in New England can provide power into a regional grid. It makes little difference what state the generator is physically located in. The energy transmitted by Northern Pass will be part of the pool of power that is available for sale to any buyer in any of the New England states, including New Hampshire.

  • northernpass says:

    Thanks for your comments, Lynette. I have to disagree with your complaint regarding the project filings. All have been done appropriately and are publicly available on this site for all to see.
    Your question regarding the energy and where it will be sold is a good one. To be clear: every generator in New England can provide power into a regional grid. It makes little difference what state the generator is physically located in. The energy transmitted by Northern Pass will be part of the pool of power that is available for sale to any buyer in any of the New England states, including New Hampshire.

  • northernpass says:

    Clark: Thanks for the comment. Securing significant new sources of renewable energy for New Hampshire and New England is a challenge. It seems obvious there is no easy answer, but, it is a goal worth pursuing. We believe Northern Pass can be part of the solution, provided we balance the benefits of such a project with its impacts. We are optimistic we can develop this in such a way that it has minimal impact on New Hampshire’s landscape.

  • northernpass says:

    Clark: Thanks for the comment. Securing significant new sources of renewable energy for New Hampshire and New England is a challenge. It seems obvious there is no easy answer, but, it is a goal worth pursuing. We believe Northern Pass can be part of the solution, provided we balance the benefits of such a project with its impacts. We are optimistic we can develop this in such a way that it has minimal impact on New Hampshire’s landscape.

  • northernpass says:

    Thanks for the comment, Lois.
    Honestly, I don’t think you will find the actual project to be as offputting as you imagine.
    There has been some misinformation that may be the basis of some negative opinions, and I hope that as people learn more about the project they will find it less objectionable.
    This week we reiterated our commitment to focus exclusively on rights of way that already have power lines, from Groveton south. We also are working to find a route from Groveton north that has the support of property owners.

    Thanks again for taking an interest in the project. I hope that ultimately it earns your support.

  • northernpass says:

    Thanks for the comment, Lois.
    Honestly, I don’t think you will find the actual project to be as offputting as you imagine.
    There has been some misinformation that may be the basis of some negative opinions, and I hope that as people learn more about the project they will find it less objectionable.
    This week we reiterated our commitment to focus exclusively on rights of way that already have power lines, from Groveton south. We also are working to find a route from Groveton north that has the support of property owners.

    Thanks again for taking an interest in the project. I hope that ultimately it earns your support.

  • BobH says:

    So, it won’t be “as offputting” as we might think? So, the towers will NOT be 130 to 150 ft and the right of way widened to accommodate them? Please correct the public perception if we are wrong.

  • BobH says:

    So, it won’t be “as offputting” as we might think? So, the towers will NOT be 130 to 150 ft and the right of way widened to accommodate them? Please correct the public perception if we are wrong.

  • BobH says:

    You say you want to “balance the benefits”, but from where I sit, where we have an energy surplus in New Hampshire, there are only costs and no benefits. How can there be “balance” when there are only costs?

    Also, I think your definition of “minimal impact” and ours is significantly different.

  • BobH says:

    You say you want to “balance the benefits”, but from where I sit, where we have an energy surplus in New Hampshire, there are only costs and no benefits. How can there be “balance” when there are only costs?

    Also, I think your definition of “minimal impact” and ours is significantly different.

  • BobH says:

    There is no question that hydro power is good. We are not debating that. What we are debating is the method of transporting the power from Canada. Have you guys done a cost/benefit analysis of the additional costs of burying the cable versus challenging the public outcry about this project? If you guys proposed burying the lines my guess is that you’d be approved quickly.

  • BobH says:

    There is no question that hydro power is good. We are not debating that. What we are debating is the method of transporting the power from Canada. Have you guys done a cost/benefit analysis of the additional costs of burying the cable versus challenging the public outcry about this project? If you guys proposed burying the lines my guess is that you’d be approved quickly.

  • We need Independent energy! says:

    There is an easy answer, and there is a path to follow.nDear Gary Long, Your proposal is a porposal that would harm the people of America as well as the people of New Hampshire. Your proposal will jeopardize out security, will jeopardize our economy, and will jeopardize our Freedoms. To be Independent is what America really needs to go into. There are other people who can install the energy Independence, which I listed only a few below, but it makes sense for our future, for our Economics, for our Freedoms, for our air and health. Broad band is such a cheap offer when one considers all those issues described above. As you will see below, Secretary Chu and President Obama are also thnkng in the same way. Try to understand, we the people of New Hampshire, do not want your offer, whether you agree with it or not.nnBelow are only two sites which I found on the internet concerning Independent Energy. There are many other Companies which talks about alternatives to the Canadian Energy Dependence, which is what you are proposing. nnIndependent Energy http://www.communityenergyinc.com/products-services/ “With tax breaks and other incentives, the estimated payback on the Capital Group’s investment is 5 years with energy savings totaling $14 million over 25 years. This project illustrates how, even in an economic recession, it still pays to “go solar”.nnhttp://www.communityenergyinc.com/products-services/nnn Nobel physicist Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, whom we will meet on April 28th, in Dartmouth, NH says:nIndependence means u2014n u201cFreedom from control: freedom from dependence on or control by another person, organization, or stateu201dnu2014 Microsoft Encarta Dictionary nFrom an economic point of view, Energy Independence means energy security (supply and price stability)nnn President Obama’s words on becoming Independent users of Energy: n”Whether itu2019s nuclear energy, or solar or wind energy, if we fail to invest in the technologies of tomorrow, then weu2019re going to be importing those technologies instead of exporting them. We will fall behind. Jobs will be produced overseas, instead of here in the United States of America. And that’s not a future that I accept.”nnnn Gary Long,your proposal is not a future opposers to Northern Pass will accept! nnSincerely Dawn EskewnnProperty Owner, North Startford, NH 03590nn

  • We need Independent energy! says:

    There is an easy answer, and there is a path to follow.nDear Gary Long, Your proposal is a porposal that would harm the people of America as well as the people of New Hampshire. Your proposal will jeopardize out security, will jeopardize our economy, and will jeopardize our Freedoms. To be Independent is what America really needs to go into. There are other people who can install the energy Independence, which I listed only a few below, but it makes sense for our future, for our Economics, for our Freedoms, for our air and health. Broad band is such a cheap offer when one considers all those issues described above. As you will see below, Secretary Chu and President Obama are also thnkng in the same way. Try to understand, we the people of New Hampshire, do not want your offer, whether you agree with it or not.nnBelow are only two sites which I found on the internet concerning Independent Energy. There are many other Companies which talks about alternatives to the Canadian Energy Dependence, which is what you are proposing. nnIndependent Energy http://www.communityenergyinc.com/products-services/ “With tax breaks and other incentives, the estimated payback on the Capital Group’s investment is 5 years with energy savings totaling $14 million over 25 years. This project illustrates how, even in an economic recession, it still pays to “go solar”.nnhttp://www.communityenergyinc.com/products-services/nnn Nobel physicist Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, whom we will meet on April 28th, in Dartmouth, NH says:nIndependence means u2014n u201cFreedom from control: freedom from dependence on or control by another person, organization, or stateu201dnu2014 Microsoft Encarta Dictionary nFrom an economic point of view, Energy Independence means energy security (supply and price stability)nnn President Obama’s words on becoming Independent users of Energy: n”Whether itu2019s nuclear energy, or solar or wind energy, if we fail to invest in the technologies of tomorrow, then weu2019re going to be importing those technologies instead of exporting them. We will fall behind. Jobs will be produced overseas, instead of here in the United States of America. And that’s not a future that I accept.”nnnn Gary Long,your proposal is not a future opposers to Northern Pass will accept! nnSincerely Dawn EskewnnProperty Owner, North Startford, NH 03590nn

  • We need Independent energy! says:

    There is an easy answer, and there is a path to follow.
    Dear Gary Long, Your proposal is a porposal that would harm the people of America as well as the people of New Hampshire. Your proposal will jeopardize out security, will jeopardize our economy, and will jeopardize our Freedoms. To be Independent is what America really needs to go into. There are other people who can install the energy Independence, which I listed only a few below, but it makes sense for our future, for our Economics, for our Freedoms, for our air and health. Broad band is such a cheap offer when one considers all those issues described above. As you will see below, Secretary Chu and President Obama are also thnkng in the same way. Try to understand, we the people of New Hampshire, do not want your offer, whether you agree with it or not.

    Below are only two sites which I found on the internet concerning Independent Energy. There are many other Companies which talks about alternatives to the Canadian Energy Dependence, which is what you are proposing.

    Independent Energy http://www.communityenergyinc.com/products-services/ “With tax breaks and other incentives, the estimated payback on the Capital Group’s investment is 5 years with energy savings totaling $14 million over 25 years. This project illustrates how, even in an economic recession, it still pays to “go solar”.

    http://www.communityenergyinc.com/products-services/

    Nobel physicist Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, whom we will meet on April 28th, in Dartmouth, NH says:
    Independence means —
    “Freedom from control: freedom from dependence on or control by another person, organization, or state”
    — Microsoft Encarta Dictionary
    From an economic point of view, Energy Independence means energy security (supply and price stability)

    President Obama’s words on becoming Independent users of Energy:
    “Whether it’s nuclear energy, or solar or wind energy, if we fail to invest in the technologies of tomorrow, then we’re going to be importing those technologies instead of exporting them. We will fall behind. Jobs will be produced overseas, instead of here in the United States of America. And that’s not a future that I accept.”

    Gary Long,your proposal is not a future opposers to Northern Pass will accept!

    Sincerely Dawn Eskew

    Property Owner, North Startford, NH 03590

  • Thatu2019s correct, the transmission line structures will NOT be 130 u2013 150 feet tall.nnThe DC structures vary in size, but typically range from approximately 85 u2013 135 feet tall. For new rights of way (ROW), typical heights range from 85 u2013 90 feet tall. In existing ROW, the most common structure heights would be approximately 85 u2013 110 feet tall. 135-foot structures are occasionally used to span longer distances.nnAs far as structure height and ROW width goes, shorter structures typically require a wider ROW, while taller structures can have a narrower ROW.nnAlso note that transmission line structures will be located approximately 800 feet apart, although the span length will vary depending on topography and line layout.

  • Thatu2019s correct, the transmission line structures will NOT be 130 u2013 150 feet tall.nnThe DC structures vary in size, but typically range from approximately 85 u2013 135 feet tall. For new rights of way (ROW), typical heights range from 85 u2013 90 feet tall. In existing ROW, the most common structure heights would be approximately 85 u2013 110 feet tall. 135-foot structures are occasionally used to span longer distances.nnAs far as structure height and ROW width goes, shorter structures typically require a wider ROW, while taller structures can have a narrower ROW.nnAlso note that transmission line structures will be located approximately 800 feet apart, although the span length will vary depending on topography and line layout.

  • That’s correct, the transmission line structures will NOT be 130 – 150 feet tall.

    The DC structures vary in size, but typically range from approximately 85 – 135 feet tall. For new rights of way (ROW), typical heights range from 85 – 90 feet tall. In existing ROW, the most common structure heights would be approximately 85 – 110 feet tall. 135-foot structures are occasionally used to span longer distances.

    As far as structure height and ROW width goes, shorter structures typically require a wider ROW, while taller structures can have a narrower ROW.

    Also note that transmission line structures will be located approximately 800 feet apart, although the span length will vary depending on topography and line layout.

  • Neil says:

    Pg32 Hydro-Quebec Strategic Plan 2009-2013 states:n”In 2013, Hydro-Quu00e9bec Productionu2019s net exports will account for 12% of sales volume and generate income of $915 million, or 38% of Hydro-Quu00e9becu2019s net income.nExport volume will increase significantly over the period while the average price of exports will fall, given the forecasted price of natural gas, the main fuel used in power generation on Hydro-Quu00e9becu2019s export markets.”nnHow can you continue to claim that you are providing energy from a renewable source when your own material indicates that for the EXPORT market HQ uses Natural Gas as the main fuel source? nnAdditionally, as stated in the 2009 NU Annual Report there is a requirement for 1200MW to be sent North on the proposed bi-directional line… Obviously we already have the generating capacity and a market & existing infrastructure to supply that market to our South. nnSo, you are asking us to support the destruction of the natural resouces of NH and the accompanying tourism industry and numerous other negative impacts so that HQ can get it’s product to market, supplanting our own energy producers… Honestly can’t see the benefit to NH or it’s people!

  • Neil says:

    Pg32 Hydro-Quebec Strategic Plan 2009-2013 states:n”In 2013, Hydro-Quu00e9bec Productionu2019s net exports will account for 12% of sales volume and generate income of $915 million, or 38% of Hydro-Quu00e9becu2019s net income.nExport volume will increase significantly over the period while the average price of exports will fall, given the forecasted price of natural gas, the main fuel used in power generation on Hydro-Quu00e9becu2019s export markets.”nnHow can you continue to claim that you are providing energy from a renewable source when your own material indicates that for the EXPORT market HQ uses Natural Gas as the main fuel source? nnAdditionally, as stated in the 2009 NU Annual Report there is a requirement for 1200MW to be sent North on the proposed bi-directional line… Obviously we already have the generating capacity and a market & existing infrastructure to supply that market to our South. nnSo, you are asking us to support the destruction of the natural resouces of NH and the accompanying tourism industry and numerous other negative impacts so that HQ can get it’s product to market, supplanting our own energy producers… Honestly can’t see the benefit to NH or it’s people!

  • Neil says:

    Pg32 Hydro-Quebec Strategic Plan 2009-2013 states:
    “In 2013, Hydro-Québec Production’s net exports will account for 12% of sales volume and generate income of $915 million, or 38% of Hydro-Québec’s net income.
    Export volume will increase significantly over the period while the average price of exports will fall, given the forecasted price of natural gas, the main fuel used in power generation on Hydro-Québec’s export markets.”

    How can you continue to claim that you are providing energy from a renewable source when your own material indicates that for the EXPORT market HQ uses Natural Gas as the main fuel source?

    Additionally, as stated in the 2009 NU Annual Report there is a requirement for 1200MW to be sent North on the proposed bi-directional line… Obviously we already have the generating capacity and a market & existing infrastructure to supply that market to our South.

    So, you are asking us to support the destruction of the natural resouces of NH and the accompanying tourism industry and numerous other negative impacts so that HQ can get it’s product to market, supplanting our own energy producers… Honestly can’t see the benefit to NH or it’s people!

  • Tom Glidden says:

    Lynette, they didn’t address your point of making your property worthless. Mine will be rendered worhtless, as well as dangerous. Once the lines bisect my field, OSHA states a maximum of 8 hour exposure at the distance I will be. So, not only will I lose my Organic Farm Certification, I will probably get cancer. Thanks, NP!

  • Tom Glidden says:

    Lynette, they didn’t address your point of making your property worthless. Mine will be rendered worhtless, as well as dangerous. Once the lines bisect my field, OSHA states a maximum of 8 hour exposure at the distance I will be. So, not only will I lose my Organic Farm Certification, I will probably get cancer. Thanks, NP!

  • Tom Glidden says:

    Lynette, they didn’t address your point of making your property worthless. Mine will be rendered worhtless, as well as dangerous. Once the lines bisect my field, OSHA states a maximum of 8 hour exposure at the distance I will be. So, not only will I lose my Organic Farm Certification, I will probably get cancer. Thanks, NP!

  • Mariah says:

    Seriously, why would you destroy New Hampshire’s beauty and wildlife? It’s pretty obvious New Hampshire makes a lot of money off of tourists from down south. What ever happened to “going green”? This is both destroying nature and getting NH residents mad! It’s obvious you are just looking for trouble. Think about all the nature YOU are about to KILL! I don’t think you would like hundreds of huge metal poles through your precious wilderness!!! Well, I hate to break it to you, but we don’t either!!!! 🙁

  • Mariah says:

    Seriously, why would you destroy New Hampshire’s beauty and wildlife? It’s pretty obvious New Hampshire makes a lot of money off of tourists from down south. What ever happened to “going green”? This is both destroying nature and getting NH residents mad! It’s obvious you are just looking for trouble. Think about all the nature YOU are about to KILL! I don’t think you would like hundreds of huge metal poles through your precious wilderness!!! Well, I hate to break it to you, but we don’t either!!!! 🙁

  • Mariah says:

    Seriously, why would you destroy New Hampshire’s beauty and wildlife? It’s pretty obvious New Hampshire makes a lot of money off of tourists from down south. What ever happened to “going green”? This is both destroying nature and getting NH residents mad! It’s obvious you are just looking for trouble. Think about all the nature YOU are about to KILL! I don’t think you would like hundreds of huge metal poles through your precious wilderness!!! Well, I hate to break it to you, but we don’t either!!!! 🙁

  • Sherry says:

    Is there a new route being considered through Clarksville and Stewartstown, other than the preferred route that exists now?