Eversource Energy Gets Positive Regulatory Decision on Project

Eversource Energy said the U.S. Department of Energy has issued the final environmental Impact statement for the Northern Pass hydroelectric transmission project. The company said the DoE concluded that the proposed Northern Pass route is the “preferred alternative,” that the project provides substantial benefits, and that it will result in only minimal impact, Eversource said.

Eversources said it expects to receive all remaining state and federal permits this year and to have the line in service by the end of 2020. Northern Pass will begin at the Canadian border in Pittsburg, New Hampshire and extend 192 miles to Deerfield, New Hampshire where it will connect to the New England grid.