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The Champlain Hudson Power Express project will bring up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable power to the New York metro area.

The project would help New York meet its ambitious clean energy goals. In addition, the energy will be derived from carbon-free generation sources.

The $2.2 billion project would be one of the largest investments in New York State history and create an average of more than 300 jobs during the 3½ year construction period. It will deliver clean power to meet growing demands, increase the security of the State's electric grid, reduce emissions and lower energy costs for consumers.

According to current estimates, the project will generate in excess of $20 million a year in tax revenue to upland areas where the line is buried along railroad tracks and public roads. Taxpayers in Washington, Saratoga, Albany, Schenectady, Greene, and Rockland counties, as well as the City of New York will receive yearly tax benefits from the CHPE. In addition, a one-time payment will be made to the State of New York for easements once the project is completed.

Recent Developments

TDI Announces it Will Conduct Additional Studies Regarding Adding an Upstate N.Y. Converter Station to the CHPE Project
TDI announced today that it has made an interconnection request with the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) to look at the technical aspects of adding a second New York converter station to the Champlain Hudson Power Express Project. The study will focus on adding a converter station to interconnect the Project with the National Grid substation in New Scotland N.Y., located just outside of Albany. In addition, TDI announced it has obtained an option on property in the vicinity of the New Scotland Substation adjacent to the CHPE route which could be used to site the converter station. This potential new connection point is being developed in response to shifting market conditions and will build on to previous studies performed by TDI that have identified New Scotland as a strong gathering point to collect upstate generation that currently cannot get to the New York City market.

Reuters: Electricity project linking Quebec and New York clears hurdle
A major electricity transmission project linking the Canadian province of Quebec with New York City has cleared a significant hurdle, opening the door to construction within a year, the executive behind the proposal said on Thursday.

The Champlain Hudson Power Express Receives Presidential Permit
Transmission Developers Inc. is pleased to announce that the United States Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Presidential Permit for the Champlain Hudson Power Express a 1,000MW buried transmission line that will connect New York City and Quebec. A Presidential Permit is required for the construction, operation, maintenance and connection of electric transmission facilities at the international borders of the United States.

White House Blog: Driving Development of Clean Energy
Since the President took office, we have made unprecedented progress transforming America into a clean energy economy built to last. The amount of electricity we get from the wind has tripled, and solar electricity production has increased by tenfold.

Record of Decision Posted in the Federal Register
The Record of Decision issued by the Department of Energy (DOE) has now officially been posted in the Federal Register. The ROD formally announces the DOE's decision to issue a Presidential permit to Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc. (CHPEI), to construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric transmission line across the U.S./Canada border in northeastern New York State.

Associated Press: Quebec-NYC power line approved
Federal energy regulators have given final approval for construction of a 330-mile electric transmission line to carry lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City.

Business Week: US regulators OK 330-mile Canada-NYC power line
Federal energy regulators have given final approval for construction of a 330-mile electric transmission line to carry lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City.

Department of Energy Issues Record of Decision
The U.S. Department of Energy has made public its "Record of Decision" regarding the Champlain Hudson Power Express Project pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and other federal statutes. Release of the Record of Decision is a pre-requisite to final action on the Project's application for a Presidential Permit. A link to the document may be found here.