Coming in March, you will have an opportunity to share your thoughts on Northern Pass with federal officials. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the dates and locations of four public hearings on the Northern Pass draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), a document released in July 2015 which outlines potential environmental effects the project might have in the region of its proposed route and along alternative routes the DOE has reviewed.
Two of these events – Colebrook and Concord – will be joint meetings co-hosted by the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) and will serve as the required 90-day post-application Public Information Sessions for Coös and Merrimack counties.
The four DOE hearings will be held in the following locations:
Colebrook (joint hearing with SEC)
Monday, March 7, 5 p.m.
Colebrook Elementary School
27 Dumont Street
Wednesday, March 9, 5 p.m.
Waterville Valley Conference and Event Center, Waterville Room
56 Packards Road
Concord (joint hearing with SEC)
Thursday, March 10, 5 p.m.
Grappone Conference Center, Granite Ballroom
70 Constitution Avenue
Friday, March 11, 5 p.m.
Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa, Presidential Room
101 Mountain View Road
The DOE hearings are another step in the Northern Pass’ federal permitting process and just one of a number of ways residents can comment on the project. Residents can also send comments to the DOE by mail, email, phone or fax to:
Senior Planning Advisor
Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE-20)
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20585