Enbridge suspends permit application for Access Northeast pipeline

By Staff reporter 3 July 2017

Calgary-based midstream company Enbridge and utility partners Eversource Energy and National Grid have suspended federal permitting for the $3.2 billion Access Northeast pipeline.

The project was intended to upgrade 200 km of the Algonquin pipeline system to deliver 5 GW of gas-fired power to Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

The new capacity would replace 4 GW of coal, oil and nuclear generation scheduled to retire by 2019.

"The decision is a direct result of the lack of consistent energy policy across the [New England] region that would allow...

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