New Hampshire Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (NH)
The steps of the New Hampshire bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.
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Bulk Transmission Development in New Hampshire
The New Hampshire electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In New Hampshire, Northeast Power Coordinating Council is the regional entity, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators and users of the bulk electric system. New Hampshire has one balancing authority: ISO New England(ISO-NE). ISO-NE oversees the operation of the bulk electric power system and transmission lines in New Hampshire.
In New Hampshire, there are investor-owned, independent, and municipal transmission providers, including:
- Eversource that provides electric transmission services throughout the state;
- Liberty Utilities that provides electric transmission service throughout the State;
- Unitil Energy Systems which provides electric transmission service in southern New Hampshire;
- New Hampshire Elec Coop Inc which provides electric transmission service throughout the state.