northern pass

Claudio Schwarz

Massachusetts is expected to finalize a contract Tuesday with a large hydro-powered transmission line through Northern New England. But, the question is – which one?

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Eversource is asking New Hampshire regulators to reconsider their rejection of the Northern Pass project.

Annie Ropeik/NHPR

Massachusetts opted last week for one large power line to cover a big chunk of its energy needs for the next 20-plus years.

The Northern Pass proposal beat out other big transmission projects and dozens of smaller options for the right to supply all renewable power the Commonwealth wants.

ANNIE ROPEIK / NHPR

The final witnesses gave testimony on the Northern Pass transmission last week, after eight months of hearings and years of planning.

Our  air conditioners have been working overtime in this steamy summer. Our wallets will be lighter when the electricity bills arrive. Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst Scott MacKay says to stabilize power costs, Rhode Island needs to look north to Canada.

Flick the wall switch and the lights go on. Turn the knob; the stove heats up. Push a button; the air conditioner hums.