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Massachusetts Names Renewable Energy Contract Winner (2)

Jan. 25, 2018, 7:43 PMUpdated: Jan. 25, 2018, 11:08 PM

Northern Pass Hydro, a proposal developed by Hydro-Quebec and Northern Pass Transmission LLC, was picked by Massachusetts to deliver clean energy to the state.

The project emerged as the winner after a highly competitive process that attracted nearly 50 proposals. Companies vied for 20-year contracts with the state’s major utility companies—Eversource Energy, National Grid PLC, and Unitil—to deliver up to 1,200 megawatts of clean energy to Massachusetts.

Northern Pass—a wholly owned subsidiary of Eversource—will deliver 1,090 megawatts of hydro power from Hydro-Quebec on 192 miles of transmission wires through New Hampshire. Northern Pass will be...

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