Welcome to the Champlain Hudson Power Express WebsiteThe Champlain Hudson Power Express project will bring up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) of clean wind and hydro 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.
PSC Issues Notice Soliciting Comments on CHPE Project Trust
The New York State Public Service Commission has issued a Notice Soliciting Comments on the Hudson River and Lake Champlain Habitat Enhancement, Restoration, and Research/Habitat Improvement Project Trust ("Trust"). In recognition of the ecological significance of the watersheds of Lake Champlain, and the Hudson, Harlem and East Rivers, CHPE established the $117M Trust for the benefit of these water bodies. Any parties wishing to comment or are interested in additional information, please see the PSC notice.
New Contractor Portal is Now Live
A new section of this website has launched and will allow companies interested in doing business with the CHPE Project to submit information. Interested contractors should click here.
Champlain Hudson Power Express Receives Key New York State Permit, Achieves Another Major Milestone
The New York State Public Service Commission grants the clean energy project a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need, bringing needed energy resources one step closer to the market.
NYS Public Service Commission Press Release: COMMISSION APPROVES MAJOR NEW POWER LINE
New York City Consumers Would Benefit from Low-Cost Canadian Hydropower.
Reuters: New York PSC approves 1,000-MW Québec-NY City power line
The New York Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a plan to build the Champlain Hudson transmission line, which will be capable of moving 1,000 megawatts of hydropower from Québec to New York City.
Wall Street Journal: NY commission OKs power line from Canada to NYC
New York's Public Service Commission has approved a plan to build an electricity transmission line from Canada to New York City.