Cheryl Ulm spoke to us about her thoughts on Northern Pass at a project open house in Laconia. "The first thing I like is that it will bring some jobs into New Hampshire," she said. Other benefits, like the clean, affordable power and tax revenue for towns along the route, caught her attention, too. “The electrical power plants are shutting down, getting old and our electric bills are skyrocketing,” she said. “We need something new. We need to get the power.”
Business owners in New Hampshire are combating the state's high energy costs on several fronts. Here, John Olson of Whelen Engineering describes how Northern Pass can help ease the high energy costs and limited supply his company—and many others like it—face.
Bing Judd of Pittsburg talks to us about a variety of benefits Northern Pass will bring his town, including much needed tax revenue, potential funds for organizations through the Forward NH Plan, as well as clean energy. “How much cleaner can you get than hydro?” Judd asks. “We need it and we should get it.”
Joel Dupuis of Lancaster discusses the long-term job opportunities it will bring to his community. Part of the Northern Pass project includes upgrades to the Coös Loop which will allow renewable energy projects in the North Country, like biomass plants, to send more energy to market, resulting in longer run times and the need for more fuel. Dupuis is in the logging business and sees an opportunity for his company to get more work as a result.
Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier talks to us about how Northern Pass will help stabilize electricity costs and provide new opportunities for businesses in New Hampshire's North Country. "It really brings to light a real opportunity for manufacturing and small commercial businesses to really make a revival here in Coös County," Grenier says.
Allen Bouthillier talks about the benefits New Hampshire will see from the Forward NH Plan. The project is also personal for the founder and owner of A.B. Excavating Inc., because it will also mean job security for his family. "My two sons ... will be able to stay here, live here and be able to work here, have a life here," he says.
Scott Labnon, owner of the Town & Country Inn and Resort in Shelburne, has seen his family business benefit from large construction projects. Listen as he shares how a project as large as the Northern Pass would boost local areas.
For more than 200 years, the Minot family has made their living on a 450-acre farm in Bath, New Hampshire. Here, owner William Minot talks about living and working on land shared by high-power transmission lines and the benefits he sees from them.
Jules Rancourt, of Kate & Jen's Sugar Shack, talks here about how an agreement with Northern Pass has allowed him to expand his maple sugaring business.
North Country businesses benefit greatly from large-scale construction projects, especially lodging. Rita Dube of Milan has welcomed a steady stream of construction workers over the years at her B&B and is excited to do the same for Northern Pass workers.
Emile St. Claire visited a Northern Pass open house in Deerfield and left a supporter of the project. Here he talks about the importance of having a new source of clean, affordable energy. St. Claire also talks about Northern Pass view impacts.
Businessman John Guertin has done it all. This former construction worker now owns several inns, including Woodwards Resort in Lincoln and Royalty Inn in Gorham. He's seen first hand what a major project like Northern Pass can do to lift a region.
North Country inside wireman (IBEW Local 490) Michael Bennett shares his thoughts on how Northern Pass will create much needed jobs in the region and give tourists new opportunities to experience the beauty of the New Hampshire.
Jon Cunningham, owner of Cunningham Logging LLC in Colebrook, talks about how the Northern Pass will bring jobs to the community and give the North Country an economic boost.
Deerfield resident Missy Perron talks about living on land that abuts existing power lines and the need to balance the region's energy and environmental needs.
We met Kevin Auger at the open house in Franklin, New Hampshire. After spending some time at the different exhibits, he told us what he thought about the project’s benefits.
Ken Gowen is an inside wireman for IBEW Local 490. He thinks people should consider the fact that the vast majority of the project will be built in existing rights-of-way by local NH workers.
Landon Placey is a small business owner from Stewartstown. Here, he discusses why he’s enthusiastic about clean, inexpensive hydropower.
Jason Lauze runs the apprenticeship program for IBEW LOCAL 104. Here, he discusses the opportunities for training, and how Northern Pass will help put NH apprentices to work.
Jason Bentley is a journeyman lineman for IBEW Local 104. He’s worked on projects like Northern Pass before and talks about the kinds of projects like Northern Pass before and talks about the kinds of jobs we’ll see here in New Hampshire.
North Conway’s Ray Berthiaume is a forester for Wagner Forest Management. Here he discusses why Northern Pass is a perfect fit for managing forest properties.
We caught up with former State Senator Bob Letourneau at the DOE meeting in Concord. Here he discusses the need for energy to power our future.
Ken Rhodes talks about why Northern Pass is a rare win-win that we need to take advantage of. Ken is a former nuclear engineer and currently VP at an engineering firm that has worked extensively on major infrastructure projects across NH and New England.
Scott Lamont discusses the opportunities Northern Pass brings and why clean energy is important for future generations. Scott is from Bedford and vice president of T&D at Harlan Electric.
In this video, Bethlehem’s Dave Tellman discusses his experience at the Northern Pass open house in Lancaster.
We met Gorham resident Frank Borowski at the Lancaster open house. In this video, he talks about the need for tax revenue and development in the region.
In this video, life-long Stark resident Everett Frizzell discusses the importance of Canadian hydropower as a renewable energy resource.
North Country resident Bob Rodrigue discusses what he learned at the recent Northern Pass open house in Millsfield.
We met Mike Wolfe at the open house in Concord. Here are his thoughts on why Northern Pass is needed.