Public Service of New Hampshire has announced a new route for its Northern Pass project that involves nearly eight miles of underground lines.
Those lines are in two sections, near the Route 3 crossing in Pittsburg and near the towns of Stewartstown and Clarksville. The majority of the rest of the route south of Groveton involves existing rights-of-way. The route also follows a more easterly path than the original 2010 proposal. PSNH says it also plans to reduce most structure heights to 100 feet or less.
PSNH president Gary Long calls the proposal a compromise and says he’s asking Northern Pass opponents to “be open to working with us to address concerns.” The U.S. Department of Energy and the state’s site evaluation committee must both still approve the route.
PSNH says it now expects the project to be up and running by mid-2017.
NHPR will continue to update with more details throughout the day.
Click here for PSNH's map of the new route.