July 22, 2011

Union Leader Calls for Alternative Route or Buried Line

In an editorial published July 20, the Union Leader called on Northeast Utilities, PSNH and Hydro-Quebec to reconsider their proposed Northern Pass route and look instead to burying the line or locating it in Vermont--presumably along the exiting HVDC line controlled by competitor National Grid.

According to the Union Leader, The original Northern Pass plan would be the least costly to build and operate, and that is no small concern. But Northeast Utilities and Hydro Quebec will do better in the long run for both themselves and New Hampshire by opting instead for either buried lines in more sensitive areas or an alternative route through Vermont.

Read the full editorial here.

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