State officials to hold site visit, presentation, for Atlantic Link cable project

A site visit and public consultation session regarding the Clean Power Northeast Development’s proposed Atlantic Link  transmission cable project will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 4 p.m.

The visit starts at the Plymouth Moose Lodge, 601 State Road and will be taken by bus to the site.  Following the site visit, a public consultation session, including a presentation about the Atlantic Link project, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Plymouth Moose Lodge.

The purpose of the public consultation session is for the state officials to receive advice and comments from agencies, officials and citizens regarding which environmental issues, if any, are significant for the Atlantic Link project. The session is related to Atlantic Link’s submission of an Environmental Notification Form to the MEPA Office.

Atlantic Link is a proposed subsea high-voltage direct current transmission line that would deliver up to 1,000 megawatts of  energy from Canada directly to Massachusetts, through a cable landing site in Plymouth. It is being developed by Clean Power Northeast Development, a subsidiary of Emera Inc. Atlantic Link would require building new electric infrastructure beside Power House Road, with construction beginning in several years. The project requires several state, federal and local zoning approvals.

For additional information or with any questions, please e-mail atlanticlink@emera.com or call (617) 530-1309.

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