The BID that just won: Northern Pass from Hydro Quebec: Note the Aesthetic NH Concerns Using Buried Cable!

Project Overview

Northern Pass is a 192-mile transmission line project that will bring 1,090 megawatts (MW) of clean, affordable energy from Hydro-Québec’s world-class hydroelectric plants in Canada to New Hampshire and to the rest of New England.

To bring this energy to the region, the project will build a new direct current (DC) transmission line from the Canadian border to Franklin, NH, where a converter terminal will be built to convert the electricity from DC to alternating current (AC). From there, a new AC transmission line will carry the energy to an existing substation in Deerfield, NH and into New England’s electric grid.

The Northern Pass route was designed to address concerns we heard from New Hampshire residents about the possible impact the project could have on key scenic areas. The route today eliminates potential visual impacts in the White Mountain National Forest, the Franconia Notch area, the Rocks Estates area, and along the Appalachian Trail by placing an additional 52 miles of the route underground, for a total of 60 miles underground. Northern Pass will use 160 miles of existing transportation corridors, both beneath public roadways and along transmission line corridors where power lines stand today. The project will also build an additional 32 miles of new transportation corridor in the North Country on land that was purchased or leased by willing landowners. This improved route strikes a balance between avoiding and minimizing potential impacts to scenic landscapes and providing unique economic and clean energy benefits to New Hampshire.

By providing access to a new source of reliable energy, Northern Pass will help meet the region’s increasing demand for power while substantially decreasing carbon emissions by up to 3.2 million tons a year. Northern Pass and the Forward NH plan will also bring many other exclusive benefits to New Hampshire. Among these benefits are:

  • 2,600 new jobs during construction
  • $62 million annual energy cost savings for New Hampshire consumers
  • $30 million in additional state and local tax revenue annually
  • 5,000 acres dedicated for preservation, recreational activities, and other mixed uses that are important to the North Country's future
  • The $200 million Forward NH Fund will provide support for economic development programs, clean energy innovations, and programs to grow jobs and support tourism  

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Comment by arthur qwenk on January 26, 2018 at 7:57am

I guess wind developers in Maine consider the state to be a Scenic Piece of Crap.

The abject  arrogance of  these wind shysters like CMP/Avangrid  in Maine is abhorrent and they have earned the disdain they  receive  from

" We the People".

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

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