Maybe, just maybe, after paying hundreds of millions of dollars and waiting 24 years, New Hampshire’s residential utility customers are about to get some real benefits out of the 1996 Restructuring Act. But not if Eversource has anything to say about it.
“We have reviewed the record and conclude that the Subcommittee’s findings are supported by competent evidence and are not erroneous as a matter of law” Associate Justice Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi wrote for the court.
CONCORD – The Site Evaluation Committee on Thursday issued a written order denying a motion seeking recusal of two members of the panel that denied Northern Pass’ application – Public Utilities Commissioner Kathryn Bailey and Public Member Patricia Weathersby.
CONCORD – Grafton County Attorney Lara Saffo dropped a bombshell at Thursday’s adjudicative hearing asking Northern Pass experts why the project purchased five North Country properties at highly inflated prices to the tune of $500,000 through four different LLCs instead of directly from the landowners.
Gov.-elect Chris Sununu’s inaugural celebration website has added a more detailed sponsor list since it went online, but its $25,000 major donors – including Eversource – are still the most likely to raise concern.
Roger Wood interviews Martin Murray, communications manager for Eversource, Catherine Corkery, director of the New Hampshire chapter of Sierra Club and Dan Dolan, president of Northeast Power Generators Association.
The ambitious project may be years away, but the battle is already underway over the massive Northern Pass electricity project in New Hampshire.
If ultimately built, a 192-mile transmission line will be constructed — underground and on towers — from Quebec province through New Hampshire. It would provide some 1,000 megawatts of power to the state and New England from Hydro-Quebec’s water driven hydro-electric plants in Canada.