CONCORD, N.H. — The Northern Pass power project is scheduled for more discussion among New Hampshire regulators.
Last month, the Site Evaluation Committee issued a written ruling denying the power project over concerns it would harm tourism and property values. The $1.6 billion project would take hydropower from Canada and transmit it across New Hampshire.
Energy company Eversource remains committed to the project and has asked for a committee rehearing. New Hampshire Public Radio reports the group scheduled a hearing for May 24, with an extra day scheduled for June 4, if needed.
The committee in its written decision acknowledged that Northern Pass offers economic benefits, but said they aren’t enough to overcome concerns about negative impacts to communities along the project’s path.
Information from: WEVO-FM, http://www.nhpr.org/