It looks as though Manomet will not be home to a 900-megawatt power cable that would have brought clean energy from Canada to Massachusetts.
However, Emera the Nova Scotia-based company that had proposed running the cable from New Brunswick, Canada, to a location near the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, looks as though they will press on with their plan. The state, according to press reports, opted instead for an Eversource proposal that will run power from Quebec to New Hampshire.
In a press release, Emera called its own proposal “a compelling opportunity” and said it could continue to go through the permitting process “as we assess the outcome of the Massachusetts solicitation and future market opportunities.’
Emera, was one of several companies bidding for state approval.
Eversource’s proposal, which would run high-voltage wires through rural New Hampshire is expected to meet opposition from groups concerned about its possible effect on tourism and the environment, according to the Boston Globe.
Emera had planned to lease 52 acres of land from Entergy for a transmission station and would have paid the town an annual payment in lieu of taxes of $2 million