Liberty Utilities has proposed a new underground natural gas pipeline (see the pipeline location as proposed by Liberty Utilities) and storage facility within the RPC region. The pipeline is proposed to be built within the NHDOT Route 101 right of way from Manchester to Stratham, with the storage facility being located in Epping near Exit 6. RPC will be continue to monitor this proposal and will be posting news and information as the proposal moves forward. Below is Liberty Utilities' website for the proposal.
As a service to RPC member communities that are affected by the project, RPC will compile information to help communities understand the project permitting process. At the April 11, 2018 Commission meeting, Pamela Monroe from the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee provided an overview of the NHSEC and its process to approve siting of energy facilities in the state. The full presentation is available below.
Compilation of resources on pipeline siting and impact/benefits by Nashua Regional Planning Commission based on a different proposal in the Nashua region. The project in NRPC region would have required approval by the Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC); the Granite Bridge project will not require FERC approval as it is proposed to be entirely within New Hampshire. The Granite Bridge project will require approval from the NH Site Evaluation Committee.