Regulators to consider appeal on Seacoast transmission line
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Regulators are going to consider an appeal of a new transmission line approved for New Hampshire’s Seacoast.
The Site Evaluation Committee voted last year in favor of the Seacoast Reliability Project. The project, to be built by Eversource, would span13 miles between Madbury and Portsmouth. One mile would be buried beneath Little Bay.
Eversource said the power line is a necessary upgrade to overworked infrastructure in a fast-growing region.
Eversource says the transmission cables will not harm the bay and the process for burying them below sea level is safe.
New Hampshire Public Radio reports opponents include the Conservation Law Foundation and the town of Durham. They said the committee, which will meet Monday, didn’t fairly consider the plan to bury part of the line, among other issues.