Issue #1 
                                               October 2010


Welcome to the first edition of the Northern Pass transmission project newsletter, a monthly, online publication that will provide ongoing updates and information about the proposed project to bring up to 1,200 megawatts of economically priced, clean energy (predominantly hydropower) from Québec to New Hampshire and other New England states.

This newsletter will feature project information and updates, notices of public hearings and other opportunities for public input on the project, and other relevant information as the project progresses.

Thank you for your interest in the Northern Pass transmission project. We look forward to providing you with factual, up-to-date information about this unique opportunity for New Hampshire and other New England states.

pressreleaseCity of Franklin will be Site of Québec-New England Converter Terminal
A planned high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line carrying low-carbon renewable hydroelectric power to New England from Hydro-Québec's facilities located in the Canadian province of Québec will have a key component located in the central New Hampshire community of Franklin.  The DC "converter terminal," valued at approximately $250 million, will provide a significant property tax benefit to the city.  Additionally, construction of the terminal is expected to create an annual average of 300 - 380 construction jobs in Franklin over three years.

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overviewProject Overview
The heart of the Northern Pass transmission project is the construction of a direct current (DC) transmission line that will link Hydro-Québec's hydroelectric system with New England's electricity grid. The line will carry up to 1,200 megawatts of power-enough renewable energy to supply over one million homes-helping to significantly reduce the region's greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Project components
  • Environmental benefits
  • Economic benefits
  • Project timeline
qandaQuestions & Answers

Why should we buy electricity from Québec? What are the advantages for us?
This project will benefit New Hampshire's economy-and its residents-by providing reliable, renewable low-carbon power at a competitive price. There is growing demand in New England and throughout the United States for renewable energy that helps to lower greenhouse gas emissions and diversify sources of electricity production. It's important that we meet these regional needs for low-carbon energy in the most cost-effective manner possible.

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