A top executive with Northeast Utilities told analysts Tuesday that he expects to have final approval for the Northern Pass Project around the middle of 2015 and be importing hydro-electric energy from Canada two years later.
"Our plan has both the state and federal permitting processes complete by mid-2015. On that schedule we expect to bring the project into service around mid-2017," said Northeast Utilities chief operating officer Lee Olivier during a conference call with analysts.
They are everywhere. We are surrounded by them. You are probably one yourself. Of the range of people you can know in the world, the neighbor occupies a curious spot. As Sean Hurley writes, here in New Hampshire we have our own special kind of neighbor.
Where we live, on a dead-end dirt road in the White Mountains, the houselights of our neighbors are mostly out with the sun.
The newsletter typically announces events in the next week. The calendar shows you events in the coming months.
OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS Whitefield Thursdays 6 PM through August 29 vocal/acoustic on the common North Woodstock Saturdays 6:30 PM through August 24 Soldier's Park, Main St. Bethlehem Sundays 6 PM through September 1 at the town gazebo Whitefield Mondays 7 PM through August 5 town band on the common Lancaster Wednesdays 8 PM through August 14 at the town gazebo
Another effort to obtain financing for the renovation of the Balsams resort has fallen through.
The owners of the Balsams resort in Dixville Notch have run into another problem coming up with the $30 million needed to renovate the closed resort and put as many as 300 full or part-time employees back to work.
Owners Dan Hebert and Dan Dagesse hoped to use federally backed New Market Tax Credits to attract some investors.
But that has fallen through with a deadline being missed, says spokesman Scott Tranchemontagne.
Northern Pass has formally filed its new route with the Department of Energy and it raises the possibility the hydro-electric project might still need to cross a tiny section of the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Conservation area.
Late last month Northern Pass officials revealed a new northern route through Coos Country. It calls for burying almost eight miles of line alongside roads, mostly in Stewartstown. But that will require the approval of the state’s Site Evaluation Committee.
After a series of delays PSNH has announced a new route for its Northern Pass project.
The route follows a more easterly path than the original 2010 route and it includes nearly eight miles of underground wires. But this new route isn’t a done deal. State officials still have to approve a key element – putting those underground lines on public property.