A new transmission proposal to link northern and southern New England underscores the need for the regional energy study CLF has requested in the Northern Pass permitting process.
The current Northern Pass proposal is coming into focus as a bad energy and economic deal for New Hampshire, and regionally the benefits seem less than impressive.
The formal public launch of Plan Nord is an opportunity to think about what Québec’s plans may mean for New England and our regional energy future.
As the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) moves forward with the environmental review of the Northern Pass electric transmission project, one crucial question still remains–how much does New England need imports of Canadian power?
CLF intervened today in proceedings regarding the proposed Northern Pass electricity supply and transmission project in New Hampshire. The project, which involves creating 180 miles of new transmission lines in the state and installing new transmission infrastructure in the White Mountain National Forest, is intended to import 1,200 megawatts (MW) of electricity generated in Canada by Hydro-Quebec, the Canadian public utility.