The New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) has issued a notice of deliberations, signaling the final stage of the state permitting process for Northern Pass. The 12 public deliberations will begin January 30th and end February 23rd, 2018. Deliberations follow the conclusion of approximately 70 days of public hearings the SEC has held on Northern Pass. The public hearings are scheduled to conclude in December. With the state, federal and Canadian permitting processes nearing completion, Northern Pass is on track to begin construction by mid-2018 and in-service by the end of 2020. The official notice is below:
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
SITE EVALUATION COMMITTEE
Docket No. 2015-06
Re: Joint Application of Northern Pass Transmission LLC
and Public Service Company of New Hampshire
d/b/a Eversource Energy for a Certificate of Site and Facility
November 21, 2017
NOTICE OF DELIBERATIONS
The hearings in this docket are scheduled to conclude no later than December 22, 2017. A Procedural Order was issued on September 12, 2017, that established the schedule for filing final briefs.
Public deliberations in this docket are hereby scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., on the following dates: January 30 and 31; and February 1, 6, 8, 9, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, and 23. The deliberations will be held at 49 Donovan Street, Concord, NH, and are open to the public.
While the deliberations are open to the public, testimony and public comment will not be taken during the meeting.
SO ORDERED this twenty-first day of November, 2017.