Welcome to the Champlain Hudson Power Express WebsiteThe 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.
Cost and Feasibility Analysis of a Third Converter Terminal for the Champlain Hudson Power Express Project
At the request of Assemblyman Cahill, a report was recently completed by Siemens Power Technologies International that studied the system impacts and costs of adding a third converter station to the Champlain Hudson Power Express Project. A PowerPoint summary can be seen here.
United States Department of Energy Announces Public Statement Meetings on CHPE
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced four public statement meetings to take comment on the DOE's recently issued Draft Environmental Impact Statement regarding the CHPE project. The hearings will be held in Queens, Stony Point, Albany and Plattsburgh from November 18 – November 20. Complete details are available at the Department's project web site.
Department of Energy Issues Draft Environmental Impact Statement
The United States Department of Energy has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) project. The Department of Energy is charged with reviewing the CHPE project's application for a Presidential Permit. The complete DEIS can be downloaded at the Department's web site devoted to the project.
Governor Cuomo Comments on the Champlain Hudson Power Express
Speaking at an event in New York City on Oct 7th, 2013 with the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Governor Andrew Cuomo publicly expressed support for the CHPE project. The Governor said, "We have the Champlain Hudson power line that we are pursuing and I am very excited about that. That will bring power from Canada under Lake Champlain down the Hudson River to New York City. And it opens up all sorts of possibilities for New York City, obviously the advantages from Canada's side are clear."
United States Army Corps of Engineers Announces CHPE Completed Application
On October 2, 2013, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a public notice announcing that the Project's completed application for approval to locate the cables in navigable waters is ready for public review and comment. The public review process will involve public hearings that the Department of Energy and the Corps will participate in. Comments are due no later than November 15, 2013.
TDI Signs Joint Development Agreement With Hydro-Québec
Transmission Developers Inc. (TDI) announced that the company has signed a joint development agreement with Hydro-Québec regarding the development of the Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission project.