Franklin, NH

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Franklin, NH is located along the proposed and alternate routes for the Northern Pass transmission (NPT) line, the transmission line in Franklin will be:
  • Constructed in existing rights-of-way
  • 9.5 miles of overhead; +/- 320 kV DC (direct current)
  • 0.5 miles overhead; 345 kV AC (alternating current)

Photo Simulations

Photo simulations were created to show what the Northern Pass line will look like from locations where people would potentially see it. These photo simulations were produced by Terrence J. DeWan & Associates, a professional landscape architecture and planning firm in Yarmouth, Maine, known for their work on visual impact assessments throughout New England.

Structure Heights

Proposed HVDC & Proposed 345-kV: Minimum = 65 ft, Maximum = 130 ft, Most Common*= 85 ft
Existing Structures: Minimum = 41 ft, Maximum = 93 ft, Most Common*= 43 ft
Relocated Structures: Minimum = 42 ft, Maximum = 105 ft, Most Common*= 83.5 ft

*Most common structure height refers to the structure height occurring with the greatest frequency.

Annual Tax Benefits (estimated)*

NPT Property Value: $358.1 million
Estimated First Year Property Tax Payments (range**): $3.2 million - $7 million
City's 2014 Total Equalized Property Value: $536.3 million
NPT's Percent of Total Property Value: 39%

* Actual taxes paid will depend on the Fair Market Value of NPT property in the community, government spending levels, other sources of revenue, and the tax base, over time.
 ** Ranges are based on the high and low of simulations using New Hampshire Department of Revenue reported actual equalized 2014 New Hampshire tax rates (municipal plus local education), tax base, and spending levels, and applying different growth rates, and a range for estimated NPT cost in each community.