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October 26, 2015                                          

National Grid and Eversource Invite Community Members to Attend New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee Public Information Sessions on the Merrimack Valley Reliability Project

MANCHESTER, NH – National Grid and Eversource will participate in two Public Information Sessions hosted by the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) on the Merrimack Valley Reliability Project (MVRP). The MVRP is a proposed new overhead transmission line between Londonderry, NH, and Tewksbury, MA. Approximately 18 miles of the new lines will pass through Londonderry, Hudson, Windham, and Pelham in New Hampshire within existing utility rights-of-way.

The proposed transmission improvement will strengthen the electric system to better serve homes and businesses in southern New Hampshire and northeastern Massachusetts. As part of the approval process, Eversource and National Grid filed an application with the New Hampshire SEC on August 5, 2015 to construct and operate the proposed transmission line, and the application was deemed complete by written order on October 5, 2015.

The Public Information Sessions are required by the SEC siting process and provide an opportunity for members of the public to register questions or comments on the project with the SEC.

Both National Grid and Eversource will have project team members available to speak with residents, along with maps and detailed project materials.

Rockingham County
Thursday, October 29, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Golden Brook Elementary School

112B Lowell Road

Windham, NH


Hillsborough County

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sherburne Hall

6 Village Green

Pelham, NH

For more information about the project, visit, or email [email protected], or call 844–646–8427.

About Eversource
Eversource (NYSE: ES) transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas for more than 3.6 million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Eversource harnesses the commitment of its approximately 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of delivering reliable energy and superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website ( and follow us on Twitter (@EversourceCorp) and Facebook (

About National Grid
National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects nearly 7 million customers to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.

Through its U.S. Connect21 strategy, National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st-century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions. Connect21 is vital to our communities’ long-term economic and environmental health and aligns with regulatory initiatives in New York (REV: Reforming the Energy Vision) and Massachusetts (Grid Modernization). For more information please visit our website, or our Connecting website, follow us on Twitter, watch us on YouTube, friend us on Facebook, and find our photos on Instagram.