The final hearings before the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) were completed today, concluding the testimony and cross-examination of more than 120 witnesses over an eight-month period. Briefs from the parties including their final arguments, will be filed with the SEC in mid-January. Counsel for the Public and intervenor briefs are due January 12, 2018, and Northern Pass’ brief is due January 19, 2018.
In November, the SEC issued a notice of deliberations, signaling the final stage of the state permitting process for Northern Pass. Twelve days of public deliberations will begin January 30th, leading to an oral decision by February 23rd, 2018, and a final written decision by March 31, 2018. With the state, federal and Canadian permitting processes nearing completion, Northern Pass is on track to begin construction by spring 2018 and in-service by the end of 2020.