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New Hampshire Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-NH)

In New Hampshire, a bulk transmission developer may need to obtain a Certificate of Site and Facility from the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee.

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.


Permitting at a Glance

New Hampshire Federal

Transmission Siting: Any person may need a Certificate of Site and Facility. RSA §16-H:5(I).
Transmission Siting Agency: New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee
Transmission Siting Threshold: To construct, operate, or maintain any energy facility. RSA §16-H:2. RSA §16-H:5(I).
Transmission Siting Act: New Hampshire Energy Facility Evaluation, Siting, Construction and Operation Act
Preemptive Authority: The New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee has primary jurisdiction over transmission siting determinations.
Regulated Entity Definition: “Energy facility” is an:
  • An electric transmission line of 100 kV or more--associated with a generating facility—over a route not already occupied by transmission lines
  • An electric transmission line of 100 kV or more that is over 10 miles in length over a route not already occupied by transmission lines
  • A new electric transmission line over 200 kV. RSA §16-H:2.
Public Utility Certificate Threshold: New Hampshire does not require other approval from the public utility commission for transmission projects.
Processing Timeframe: 365 days