Posted on July 12th, 2018 by

MANCHESTER, N.H. (July 12, 2018) – Eversource officials remain committed to the Northern Pass project following today’s final written order issued by the N.H. Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) denying the project’s motion for rehearing. The company intends to pursue all available options to bring this important project forward.

“The energy challenges facing New Hampshire and New England are significantly impacting our residents and businesses,” said Eversource New Hampshire President Bill Quinlan. “With virtually all major permits in place, Northern Pass stands alone as the most mature project that can deliver low cost, clean energy into the region. We intend to pursue every option to bring this project to fruition – a project that will help lower energy costs for customers, diversify our energy supply, and lower carbon emissions.”

Northern Pass will provide New Hampshire with $3 billion in job, tax, and other benefits, and remains the most advanced clean energy project in the region. The project has received all major permits from the U.S. and Canadian federal governments after years of rigorous review, as well as approvals from all state permitting agencies.

Northern Pass has received the following approvals:

Federal Approvals

  • DOE Final Environmental Impact Statement
  • DOE Record of Decision
  • Presidential Permit
  • U.S. Forest Service Final Record of Decision

State Approvals

  • NH Department of Environmental Services
    • Wetland final decision
    • Shoreland Protection final decision
    • Alteration of Terrain final decision
    • Section 401 Water Quality certificate
  • NH Department of Transportation
  • NH PUC Authorization to Commence Business as a Public Utility
  • NH PUC Authorization to Cross Public Lands and Waters
  • NH PUC Approval of PSNH Lease

Canadian Approvals

  • Québec Provincial Permit
  • Canadian National Energy Board

The Northern Pass is a 192-mile electric transmission line project that will bring to New England 1,090 megawatts of clean hydropower. This reliable and affordable source of power will also bring a wide range of benefits to the region, including millions of dollars in energy cost savings and a significant reduction in carbon emissions. To learn more about Northern Pass, go to

Eversource (NYSE: ES) is New Hampshire’s largest electric utility, serving more than 500,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns, and also supplies water to approximately 9,300 homes and businesses in Hampton, North Hampton and Rye. Eversource is proud to be recognized as the top contributor to United Way in New Hampshire. Recognized as the top U.S. utility for its energy efficiency programs by the sustainability advocacy organization Ceres, Eversource harnesses the commitment of its more than 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website ( and follow us on Twitter (@eversourceNH) and Facebook ( For more information on our water services, visit

Martin Murray

Kaitlyn Woods

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