The developers of a long-delayed project to deliver hydroelectric power from Quebec to New York City say that construction will start in 2020.
First unveiled in 2008, the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) is a proposed 536-kilometre underground high-voltage line to supply customers in New York City with hydroelectricity generated in Quebec dams by provincial utility provider Hydro-Québec...............................
The project is projected to deliver 1,000 megawatts of power via two high-voltage cables. It would be submerged in several New York waterways, including the Hudson River, Harlem River, East River and Lake Champlain and built underneath pre-existing rights-of-way on land.
The transmission line will connect to another managed by Hydro-Qubec in Canada that will run 58 kilometres from the border to the Hertel converter station on Montreal’s south shore.
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