DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

April 10, 2014

PSNH plans new transmission line in Derry

By Julie Huss
jhuss@derrynews.com

---- — DERRY — Town boards are getting information about a Public Service of New Hampshire plan to bring a new transmission line to the Scobie Pond Road area.

The Conservation Commission got early details on the power plan that would install a new transformer line from the Scobie Pond Road substation up to the Chester town line.

Conservation officials got information on the plan at a meeting last month and potential environmental impacts.

Sherrie Trefry, representing Manchester-based firm FZA Environmental, is working with PSNH on the environmental side of the plan, including how close any work would come to wetlands. Trefry said any impact would be temporary.

Surveys would be done prior to work beginning to make sure there is no danger to any historical archaeological sites.

Trefry said the main reason for the new transmission line was to upgrade the power capacity to Southern New Hampshire, where demand has increased over the past several decades.

Conservation Commission members held a site walk at the proposed project property. More information on the PSNH plan comes before the Planning Board at its meeting April 16 at 7 p.m. at the municipal center.