Bangor Hydro-Electric Company (BHE) Northeast Reliability Interconnect
The purpose and need for DOE’s action is to respond to BHE’s request to amend Presidential Permit PP-89. DOE may issue or amend a Presidential permit if it determines that the action is in the public interest and after obtaining favorable recommendations from the U.S. Departments of State and Defense. In determining whether issuance or amendment of a permit for a proposed action is in the public interest, DOE considers the environmental impacts of the proposed project pursuant to NEPA, the project’s impact on electric reliability by ascertaining whether the proposed project would adversely affect the operation of the U.S. electric power supply system under normal and contingency conditions, and any other factors that DOE may consider relevant to the public interest.