National Grid Holding 'Community Meetings' on Proposed Transmission Project

Jul 14, 2017

National Grid is holding a series of ‘community meetings’ to gather input and discuss details of its proposed Granite State Power Link project, which would bring hydropower from Canada through New Hampshire on its way to southern New England.

After meeting with residents in Littleton last week, National Grid is holding public sessions in Monroe on Monday at 6:30 pm inside the Town Hall. On Tuesday, representatives will be in Webster’s Town Hall, starting at 6:30 pm.

The Granite State Power Link project would cross into the state from Vermont in Littleton, and continue for 114 miles before terminating in Londonderry. It would require approximately six new miles of transmission lines, to be built along existing utility corridors. The plan comes with a $1 billion price tag.

This is the second major energy transmission project proposed in the state. Eversource’s Northern Pass plan, first announced in 2011, would run from Pittsburg to Deerfield, requiring approximately 40 miles of new transmission lines. That project is currently before the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee, with hearings scheduled through September.