The Litchfield Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in accordance with New Hampshire HB 329 (signed into law on April 21, 2017) to ratify all actions, votes and proceedings taken at the Town Meeting / Election held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 that was scheduled to take place March 14, 2017 but postponed due to inclement weather.
Residents wishing to speak on this matter are invited to attend or send comments by email to: Tbrown@Litchfieldnh.gov or mail to Town of Litchfield, Troy Brown, Town Administrator, 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH 03052.
WALTHAM, Mass. - March 28, 2017 - National Grid today announced a proposal to develop an innovative, new transmission project that would bring up to 1,200 megawatts of clean energy from Canada to the New England power grid. To drive down costs, increase efficiency and minimize environmental impacts, the proposed Granite State Power Link (GSPL) will be constructed almost entirely along existing transmission corridors and will maximize use of existing infrastructure.
As proposed, the GSPL comprises two segments: the first is a new high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) overhead line located in Vermont alongside an existing HVDC line in an expanded right-of-way corridor from the international border at Norton, VT, to a proposed converter station on National Grid-owned property in Monroe, New Hampshire. The second segment is an upgrade of an existing National Grid overhead line in NH to accommodate the additional power flow from the new HVDC line. That line runs from Monroe to southern NH, where a proposed switching station would be built.
With the pending winter storm advisory at our doorstep, the safety of our residents is of utmost importance. That said, as a result of a roll call vote taken at an emergency meeting today and given the authority that I have as Moderator for the Town and School in Litchfield via RSA 40:4, we will defer the 2017 TOWN Election Day event until Tuesday March 21, 2017 from 7am to 7pm at Campbell High School.