The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Presidential Permit for Northern Pass in November 2017. In the years of review the DOE conducted on the project, it also held a series of four public hearings to gather comments on the Northern Pass Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Supplement the week of March 7, 2016. The DOE accepted comments on the Northern Pass project, its DEIS and Supplement until April 4, 2016.
For more information about the DEIS and the DOE permitting process, visit www.northernpasseis.us.
The Northern Pass project took a major step forward in October 2015 when it filed an application for siting approval with the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC), the state agency responsible for siting significant energy projects. As part of this process, a series of public information sessions and public hearings were held by the SEC in each county in which the proposed facility is to be located.
The SEC gathered comments from the public throughout the permitting process. In addition, Northern Pass also held a number of Open Houses where residents could speak directly to project engineers and experts about Northern Pass. These were held in 2013, 2015, 2016 and in 2017.