Champlain Hudson Power Express: Project Development Portal
Project Update Sign-up

Welcome to the Champlain Hudson Power Express Website

The 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.



Recent Developments

Department of Energy Issues Record of Decision
The U.S. Department of Energy has made public its "Record of Decision" regarding the Champlain Hudson Power Express Project pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and other federal statutes. Release of the Record of Decision is a pre-requisite to final action on the Project's application for a Presidential Permit. A link to the document may be found here.

Final Environmental Impact Statement Issued by the U.S. Department of Energy for the Champlain Hudson Power Express
The United States Department of Energy (DOE), in cooperation with other federal and state agencies, issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line on August 8, 2014. The successfully completed environmental review now clears the project for final permitting. The EIS is available to view at http://www.chpexpresseis.org/library.php

Associated Press: US regulators approve Canada-NYC power line
Federal regulators have completed the environmental review of a proposed 330-mile transmission line to bring lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City, the project's developer announced Monday.

Albany Times Union: Fed clears hydro line
The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a final environmental impact statement allowing the $2.2 billion project to construct an underground and underwater, 333-mile power line from Quebec to New York City to move forward. The Champlain Hudson Power Express, as the project is called, is being developed by Albany-based Transmission Developers Inc.

The CHPE Receives Concurrence Findings From Two Federal Agencies
Two Federal agencies have written to the United States Department of Energy and stated that they have no objection to the project moving forward. The Department of State and Department of Defense have both reviewed the Champlain Hudson Power Express' President Permit application and found the project poses no concerns to U.S. foreign policy and national security respectively. Neither agency objects to the issuance of the Presidential for the Project. You can read the Department of State concurrence here and the Department of Defense concurrence here.

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.