NECEC getting closer to construction start but project foes keep battling
- Nov 18, 2020 6:00 pm GMT
The battle over the proposed New England Clean Energy Connect transmission project continues, although the project’s opponents may be running out of time to stop it.
The latest rounds occurred earlier this month and were touched off when Avangrid, which wants to build the NECEC to bring Canadian hydropower into the New England grid for customers in Massachusetts, said the Army Corps of Engineers had approved the project. In Avangrid’s press release announcing the approval, Robert Kump, the company’s president, called it “… a significant milestone because it clears the way for construction to begin in the coming weeks.”
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