According to the April 12 Concord Monitor,
“Northern Pass is expected to ask the U.S. Department of Energy to take five alternative routes out of consideration for a project that would bring hydroelectricity through the state via 180 miles of power lines.”
This would include the alternative route that would have crossed through the Upper Valley. View the full article on the Concord Monitor’s website.
The scoping period for the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement has been reopened. The U.S. Department of Energy will now be accepting comments until June 14. Send your comments to Brian Mills, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE-20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington DC 20585; via email to Brian.Mills@hq.doe.gov or via fax to (202) 586-8008.
Find more information about the project at http://northernpasseis.us/.