The New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee today issued its final written decision, denying the Northern Pass project’s siting application. Our statement on the NH SEC’s written order and the project’s path forward is below.
Today’s written order issued by the N.H. Site Evaluation Committee allows the siting process to move forward. We will take the time necessary to carefully review the order, and expect to soon be filing for rehearing. As we’ve stated previously, the SEC’s decision-making process failed to comply with New Hampshire law and did not reflect the substantial evidence on the record. As a result, the most viable near-term solution to the region’s energy challenges, as well as $3 billion of NH job, tax, and other benefits, have been further delayed. We will continue to review all options for moving this critical clean energy project forward.