October 8, 2014

Underground Champlain Hudson Express Receives Presidential Permit

The developers of a 1000MW buried transmission line between Quebec and New York City announced that their project, the Champlain Hudson Power Express, was granted a needed Presidential Permit. The 331-mile line will include portions submerged under Lake Champlain and sections buried underground.

The project, proposed in partnership with Hydro-Quebec, was originally conceived as an overhead transmission line. That concept ran into opposition, leading developer TDI to propose instead the underground alternative.

Northern Pass, the proposed 1200MW overhead transmission line, would also need a Presidential Permit to cross the international boundary. Northern Pass has been encouraged to bury its line along existing transportation corridors in New Hampshire and Vermont using modern transmission technology.

You can read TDI's press release about the Champlain Hudson Power Express Presidential Permit