CONCORD, New Hampshire — A top official with a utility working to build the Northern Pass power line through northern New Hampshire says a new proposed route for the project is going to be announced in July.
The proposal to build a 180-mile power line that would carry electricity from Quebec has been met with opposition from some North Country residents.
During a conference call with market analysts, Leon Olivier, the chief operating officer for Northeast Utilities, says "this line will be built."
The Concord Monitor (http://bit.ly/18hhnjX ) reports that Northern Pass officials told analysts Thursday they've delayed announcing a new route because they've been meeting with communities and "stakeholders" in hopes of accommodating their concerns.
But people opposed to the construction of the line say they know of no such meetings.
Information from: Concord Monitor, http://www.cmonitor.com