Overview (updated 5-26-2016)
The Milford Board of Selectmen met with representatives of Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) and hosted a Town Hall style meeting to understand the company’s Northeast Energy Direct (NED) project and resident’s viewpoints. The selectmen also organized a Pipeline Task Force to study the impacts on the Town. After extensive research the Task Force determined that TGP had not adequately documented the need for NED and that the impacts to the town outweighed the benefits. Subsequently the selectmen voted to oppose the NED project. The town has remained very involved in two additional pipeline groups – The New Hampshire Municipal Pipeline Coalition (NHMPC) and the Nashua Regional Planning Commission’s Energy Facilities Advisory Council. The NHMPC is a group of 13 communities working collectively to gather information and oppose the pipeline.
The NHMPC has met with our US Senators and Representatives, the Governor and many State Senators, Representatives and other officials to voice our concerns and opposition to NED. The NHMPC has also requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) combine the various proposals for additional pipeline capacity in New England into one consolidated review. These projects constitute alternative solutions to the same potential need in our New England region and must be viewed together collectively.
The Town of Milford will be filing with FERC for Intervenor status separately and collectively with the NHMPC. We remain opposed to the NED project and believe that there is strength in numbers through our work with the coalition of Southern New Hampshire towns.
Mark Fougere, Chairman, Milford NH Board of Selectmen
**Updated** - Comments by NH Represenatives
Updated 3/18/2016 Johnson & Johnson Law Firm - How to Deal with Northeast Energy Direct
Questions and Comments regarding this project can be emailed to Pipeline Questions
**NRPC Energy Facilities Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes Feb. 27, 2015
NRPC Energy Facilities Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes March 6, 2015
NRPC Energy Facilities Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes April 10, 2015
NRPC Energy Facilities Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes April 24, 2015
NRPC Energy Facilities Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes May 29, 2015
Residents Pipeline Questions and Kinder Morgan Answers: Q&A
Federal Hill Pipeline Concerns: View Presentation
(Feb 27, 2015) NED Open House Poster
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (“TGP”) is planning to expand its existing pipeline system to serve the growing demand for interstate natural gas transmission service in the northeastern United States. The Northeast Energy Direct Project (“Project”) is being developed to meet the growing energy needs in the Northeast and, more specifically, the New England region.
TGP plans to host open houses in January and February, 2015 for the portion of the Project located from Wright, New York to Dracut, Massachusetts (referred to as the market path component of the NED Project), and in March-April, 2015 for the portion of the Project located from Troy, Pennsylvania to Wright, New York (referred to as the supply path component of the NED Project) to provide additional information and answer questions concerning the Project.
Please find the details of our open houses scheduled in January and February below. Schedule for open houses in other communities.
February 24: Milford, NH 6pm - 8pm
Hampshire Hills Athletic Club Courts 4 and 5 at 50 Emerson Road, Milford, NH 03055
NH Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) Presentation – Milford Town Hall, January 14, 2015. Powerpoint Explaining NH Energy Facility Application Process.
Nature Conservancy Letter to FERC:
Kinder Morgan Corp Fact Sheet 2014
Overview of KM as a company
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Project Information:
Northeast Energy Direct Project
Letter to Town outlining intentions
NH Energy Direct Overview*
Outlines how many miles of pipeline potentially going through Milford, number of land owners affected and how much potential revenue the town could receive.
NED NH Letter
Overview of Northeast Energy Direct
NH Power Line Alternative Benefits
Overview of Proposed NH facilities
New Hampshire Asset
Fact Sheet specific to New Hampshire
Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Maps:
NED Milford NH
Additional Aero Maps
NH White Map with Towns
Map of towns that would be impacted by the pipeline.
Recent News Articles: