National Grid outlines transmission line project to Pelham officials

Associated Press

National Grid has presented a $520 million transmission line project to officials in Pelham, New Hampshire, saying it would be necessary to meet long-term energy needs in the southern part of the state and in the Greater Boston area.

The Eagle Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1CYbJRy) National Grid says the proposal would extend from Tewskbury, Massachusetts, to Londonderry, New Hampshire. It would go through Pelham, Windham and Hudson in New Hampshire.

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National Grid spokeswoman Jackie Barry says the entire system could carry enough 1,000 megawatts in the summer, enough to power about 400,000 homes. National Grid plans to file for state and federal permits in the spring.

Selectboard Chairman Ed Gleason said there will need to be series of public meetings on the project. Selectman Harold Lynde questioned the need for it.

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Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com