NH Jobs and
Economic Benefits

Committed to Local Jobs

Northern Pass will create 2,600 jobs in New Hampshire over the project’s construction phase. The Eversource Energy Jobs Partnership ensures that preference will be given to hiring New Hampshire workers and that there will be opportunities for local workers to train for jobs on power line projects. The Partnership also includes opportunities for local contractors and businesses when bidding on work related to construction of the project. Eversource has also finalized a project labor agreement (PLA) that will ensure local workers will be given hiring priority.

Northern Pass will also provide a boost to New Hampshire businesses, including suppliers, restaurants, and lodging. To encourage workers to visit locally-owned businesses, Northern Pass created a Business Directory with the names and locations of diners, convenience stores, and other businesses that workers are likely to need during the construction phase of the project.

To sign up for information about all future Northern Pass project job opportunities and fairs, please fill out this form. You can also call 1-855-NPT-JOBS or email nptjobs@northernpass.us to be placed on our job notification list.

If you or your company is interested in supplying materials, labor, and other services, please complete and submit the supplier registration form.

Business owners who wish to be included in a Northern Pass Project Business Directory can sign up here.

Economic Benefits

Northern Pass and the Forward NH Plan represent an unprecedented investment in the economic future of the State. The Forward NH Plan will fund a wide range of initiatives from boosting broadband service in the North Country to restoring animal habitat in Londonderry. Northern Pass and the Forward NH plan is a balanced approach that will have a positive and lasting effect on New Hampshire’s economy.   

Over the Construction Period: 

  • The project will create an estimated 2,600 new jobs in New Hampshire and has made an agreement to hire New Hampshire workers first. These jobs include construction, forestry, professional, and technical service jobs
  • Northern Pass will increase New Hampshire’s gross domestic product by $2.2 billion during construction and beyond 

 New Hampshire Benefits: 

  •  Lowers energy prices by $62 million annually for New Hampshire customers
  • Adds $30 million annually in new tax revenue
  • Establishes a $200 million Forward NH Fund to support forward-looking initiatives and programs for community betterment, expanding tourism, economic development, and clean energy innovations
  • Already provided $3 million to the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation to establish Partners for NH’s Fish and Wildlife conservation and habitat restoration grant program
  • $7.5 million to the North Country Job Creation Fund for economic and community development initiatives and job creation, training, and retention programs