New England Clean Power LinkThe New England Clean Power Link is a proposed 1,000 MW High Voltage direct current (HVdc) underwater and underground transmission cable that will bring clean, low-cost energy from the U.S.-Canadian border to Vermont and the New England marketplace. Once completed, the project will lower costs for consumers, reduce environmental emissions, create jobs, increase tax revenues, and diversify fuel supply in New England, all while respecting Vermontís natural beauty by burying the cable.
If approved after extensive federal, state and local environmental review, the project will run two six-inch-wide cables an estimated 150 miles, all in Vermont. Approximately 100 miles are proposed to be buried under Lake Champlain and the balance buried underground in existing rights-of-way. The line will end at a converter station to be built at a location in Ludlow, Vermont and connect into the VELCO transmission grid to serve Vermont and the broader New England market.
The $1.2 billion merchant line will be privately financed and will not use taxpayer dollars. The developers of the Clean Power Link are also developing the Champlain Hudson Power Express project.
Department of Energy Announces Environmental Review for the New England Clean Power Link
TDI New England announced today that the United States Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed New England Clean Power Link transmission project.
TDI New England Announces Open House Meetings in Vermont
TDI New England has scheduled 6 open house meetings in towns along the proposed overland section of the route to provide information and answer questions about the buried transmission project. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
New England Clean Power Link to Create Thousands of Jobs and Spur Millions in New Economic Activity
A new study estimates the proposed transmission project would save New England customers approximately $2 billion over the first 10 years of operation, create approximately 2,000 jobs and generate $400 million annually in new economic activity.
WCAX: A look at the proposed power line under Lake Champlain
A proposed power line under Lake Champlain could bring renewable energy to thousands of Vermonters. The new power line will tap into the power grid in Canada and run 154 miles south to Ludlow.
Portland Press Herald: OK sought for underwater, underground New England power project
An energy project developer formally asked the U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday for approval to build a 1,000-megawatt, underwater and underground power line to bring Canadian power to New England by way of Vermont.
TDI New England Files Presidential Permit Application for the New England Clean Power Link
TDI New England announced it has filed a Presidential Permit application with the United States Department of Energy, formally requesting authority to construct the New England Clean Power Link electric transmission project.