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Welcome to the Champlain Hudson Power Express Website

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 Chief Executive Officer Donald Jessome's Statement on Riverkeeper and The National Resources Defense Council Report
"We are pleased that Riverkeeper and the National Resources Defense Council issued a report finding the proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express to play an important role in achieving the Governor's ambitious renewable energy goals. Transmission Developers Inc. looks forward to working with all stakeholders to further the development of this fully permitted 1,000 MW project to deliver clean, low cost electricity generated from renewable resources to southeastern New York."
Read the report here.

Bloomberg: Hydro-Quebec Eyes More Green Power Sales in U.S. Northeast
The power supplier can generate as many as 3,000 additional megawatts that could be shipped south of the border without having to build a new dam, Chief Executive Officer Eric Martel said in an interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York. It has an annual generating capacity of about 37,000 megawatts.

Project Schedule Updates
Winter 2015/2016 – Quebec Energy Minister Arcand endorses project
Spring 2016 – Navigational Risk Assessment submitted to Army Corps

Governor Cuomo Directs Department of Public Service to Begin Process to Enact Clean Energy Standard
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the State Department of Public Service to design and enact a new Clean Energy Standard mandating that 50 percent of all electricity consumed in New York by 2030 result from clean and renewable energy sources.

TDI and its Energy Suppliers Submit Renewable Energy RFI to New York City
The document explains how TDI and its renewable suppliers, Brookfield, EDP Renewables USA, Iberdrola USA, and Boralex-Gaz Metros partners can help meet the City’s goal of powering 100 percent of city government operations from renewable sources of energy.

Champlain Hudson Power Express Completes Federal Permitting Process
Transmission Developers Inc. (TDI) today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a Department of the Army permit that allows the Champlain Hudson Power Express project to be placed in waters of the United States along the proposed route.

Middletown Times Herald Record: Editorial: Line under the Hudson is cleaner and cheaper
Now that the Army Corps of Engineers has approved a permit for the Champlain Hudson Power it appears that most major obstacles to the project have been overcome. That is good news in many ways, the most obvious being the potential savings in the cost of electricity, and the security that comes with proving such a plentiful supply.

Plattsburgh Press Republican: Power line project wins Army Corps OK
The Champlain Hudson Power Express project has cleared most every permitting hurdles, with plans to begin construction late this year or early 2016. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued the Department of the Army permit required to install the HVDC transmission line in U.S. waters.

Associated Press: Developers of power line from Canada to NYC secure permits
Developers of a proposed 330-mile transmission line to bring lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City say they have secured all the needed state and federal siting permits.

Poughkeepsie Journal: Hudson River power line gets a final OK to build
Developers who want to bury a power transmission line under the Hudson River have cleared a major hurdle. A federal permit has been granted, according to the Hudson Champlain Power Express outfit, which claims its construction would have a positive effect on power prices.

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.