In the next five years, New Hampshire and the rest of New England will have some big decisions to make about the region’s energy grid. How will we stabilize natural gas prices in a region so dependent on the fuel for home heating and electricity generation? Will there be support for building clean energy projects, like wind farms or transmission lines that carry Canadian hydropower? And who will pay for these expensive infrastructure projects, investors or customers?
In this video, Northern Pass spokeswoman Lauren Collins delves into these issues and some of the possible solutions, including how Northern Pass can help. As it’s currently proposed, Northern Pass will be built at no cost to consumers. In light of recent proposals that have New England utility customers funding new energy projects, Northern Pass is a unique opportunity for New Hampshire.
Detailed maps for the new proposed Northern Pass route are now available on our website. The maps present an aerial view, in approximately one-mile sections, of the entire route. Links to the maps can be found by going to the “In My Town” section of our website and clicking on the individual town pages. Look for the detailed project information by clicking the hyperlink map that is closest to your home.
These new maps offer great detail for landowners interested in learning more about the proposed design of the route and how it relates to their individual property, including:
Please note: structure heights and locations displayed on the detailed maps are subject to change based on the final design of the process and input received from our community and landowner outreach efforts.
Project representatives, including engineers, will be available to review these maps with landowners at our upcoming open house meetings and to collect their feedback and input on our proposed design. Representatives are also available to visit with landowners at their property to discuss the details of our proposal and answer questions.
Each map includes a guide on the various symbols and graphics it contains. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at 1-800-286-7305.
Some of you may have noticed that we recently enabled comments on the Project Journal. Yesterday, we upgraded the commenting software to one that uses Disqus, a popular online commenting system.
As we move forward with the project, we’ll continue to use this Project Journal to provide news, opinion, FAQs, and other project updates. We look forward to your comments and questions about these posts. We cannot respond to each and every one of these comments, but encourage discussion among community members. We will review all comments before they are posted. While we’ll try to do this as quickly as possibly, it may take a day or two for your comment to appear on the page.
Please keep your comments on-topic and civil. Those that use profanity or abusive language, engage in personal attacks, or are otherwise off-topic aren’t likely to be approved. Disagreements are fine, but we expect everyone to treat each other with mutual respect.
Please do not include information that you would not want to be made public on the Internet. Those with questions and concerns that are specific to personal property or individual needs should call or email the project team directly.
We look forward to the ongoing discussion and hope you do too.
A couple of notable updates to the website:
We’ve redesigned the website’s Maps page so that it is clearer which towns are on the Preferred or Alternative routes (or in some cases, both). The page now also explains what these terms mean. Lastly, Northwood (Alternative) was added to the list of towns. As always, clicking on a town’s name links to a PDF map.
We’ve also replaced the Filings page with a new Documents page, which will include filings, reports, and other major documents. This includes the recent addendum to the project’s DOE application, as discussed at Monday’s meetings in Pittsburg and Clarksville. There, you’ll also find the border crossing map that was included.