North Country
11:04 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Northern Pass Leases Coos Land Linked To Yale

The Northern Pass Transmission project has taken a big step forward in its search for a route through the North Country – with some help from Yale University.

NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.

Northern Pass has signed a deal allowing it to put transmission lines along 20 miles through eastern Coos County.

In a statement Public Service of New Hampshire president Gary Long described the arrangement as “a huge step for the project.”

However, the statement did not say if Northern Pass has all the land it needs.

The land was leased from Wagner Forest Management on behalf of the owner, Bayroot LLC.

Bayroot LLC is an investment linked to Yale University, according to 2009, 2010 and 2011 filings with the IRS.

A Yale spokesman said the university does not discuss its investments.

The Coos County Democrat reports that the  lease allows transmission lines to be either above or below ground.

For NHPR News this is Chris Jensen