Lancaster, NH is located along the preliminary preferred route for The Northern Pass. As currently proposed, the transmission line in Lancaster will be:
- Constructed in an existing transmission right of way where a 115 kV transmission line exists today
- 5.65 miles long
- +/- 300 kV DC (direct current)
These visual simulations show what The Northern Pass transmission line will look like in Lancaster from locations where people would potentially see it from. These visual simulations were produced by LandWorks, a landscape architecture and planning firm out of Middlebury, VT, using sophisticated and industry-accepted software and software methodologies.
The design of The Northern Pass project continues to be refined as new engineering data is gathered. The project recently announced a proposed design that will lead to reduced structure heights in the White Mountain National Forest. As a result, the Northern Pass team is evaluating whether this design can be applied to the remainder of the DC section of the line. We expect our final proposed structure heights to be announced in the near future.
Tax Benefits (estimated)
Based on use of the preliminary preferred route, and 2009 tax data, The Northern Pass project will invest approximately $20.5 million in Lancaster, providing an estimated $258,000 annually in local property tax payments.
Annual Property Tax Payments (Lancaster):
State Education: $133,929
Northern Pass Transmission (NPT) Property Value: $20.5 million
Town’s Total Property Value: $265.1 million
NPT’s Percent of Total Property Value: 8%
Tax Rate Impact (per $1,000): - $0.90
Click here to view the complete town-by-town tax impact report and source notes.
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