NPT/Hydro Quebec – Northern Pass Transmission Line – Canada - Project Profile
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Northern Pass Transmission LLC (NPT) a joint venture of Eversource Energy and NStar, in partnership with Hydro-Quebec, are planning to undertake the construction of Northern Pass Transmission Line that will connect the Des Cantons substation in Quebec with southern New Hampshire, the US.
The project involves the construction of approximately a 300km transmission line that will deliver 1,200MW of power.
It includes the construction of a 51.90km of new overhead right-of-way transmission line and a 12.47km of new underground right-of-way line in northern New Hampshire.
The underground transmission line will include two sections, a 701m section for the Route 3 crossing in Pittsburg and Clarksville and a 12km section within town and state road corridors in portions of Stewartstown and Clarksville.
Burns and McDonnell Engineering Company Inc. was appointed as engineering and design consultant and M.J. Electric LLC was appointed as engineering consultant.
ABB was appointed as engineering consultant who will undertake the engineering and fabrication works on the underground DC cable and the converter station in Franklin and equipment at the Deerfield substation for interconnecting the Northern Pass line to the regional electrical grid.
In May 2009, The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a funding plan and in February 2011, FERC approved the Transmission Service Agreement for the project.
In October 2010, the Presidential Permit application was submitted to The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and The DOE held held public scoping meetings in seven locations in New Hampshire between March 14 and March 20, 2011.
On April 12, 2011, a letter was submitted to DOE, withdrawing support for some routing alternatives. The letter also requested an extension of the public scoping period for the identification of an improved route and to allow for additional public comment.
The DOE held four public scoping meetings throughout the state between September 23 and September 26, 2013.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was released by the DOE in July 2015.
As of August 19, 2015, NPT is in process of releasing a new proposed route for the project.
On October 19, 2015, NPT submitted an application for siting approval to New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC).
In April 2016, subject to regulatory approvals, PAR Electrical Contractors Inc. will be appointed as construction contractor.
In June 2017, New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved a request by NPT to cross public waters and public lands for the construction of the project, stating the crossings will not interfere with the public use of the land and waters affected by the crossings.
NPT is in the process of seeking necessary approvals.
The project involves the construction of a 300km high voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission line from the Des Cantons substation in Quebec to New England, the US.
The US$1,400 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a 51.90km of new overhead right-of-way transmission line
2. Construction of a 12.47km of new underground right-of-way line
3. Construction of substations
4. Installation of transformers
5. Construction of related infrastructure facilities
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