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Welcome to the Champlain Hudson Power Express Website

The Champlain Hudson Power Express ("CHPE") project will bring up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable power to the New York metro area.

The project is permitted and strongly supported and would help New York meet its ambitious clean energy goals CHPE is a proposed 330 mile long buried, HVDC buried transmission line that will transport clean energy into the NY metropolitan area.

TDI is targeting to start construction in 2020. Construction of the line will take approximately 3.5 years, so operations would commence in 2024. The total project construction cost is approximately $3 Billion.

The project would be one of the largest investments in New York State history and create more than 1,500 direct full-time jobs and 1,100 secondary jobs during construction. Throughout the first 30 years of operation, 800 additional long-term jobs will be created by the project. 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 is expected to generate annual tax payments of approximately $47 million over the first 30 years of operations. 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.

Recent Developments

01/05/2020–Times Herald Record Editorial: It's Now Time to Keep that Energy Promise
The issue, therefore, before the state in the coming year is the familiar transmission line bringing a significant amount of hydropower from Quebec to New York City. While that does not provide any direct benefit to the rest of the state, it would go a long way toward providing the amount of clean energy the state needs quickly. And with the city-centric focus of the Legislature, it is bound to have the necessary support. So watch for action on this Champlain Hudson Power Express.

12/10/2019–League of Conservation Voters: A New Opportunity to Expand Hydropower in New York
The New York League of Conservation Voters makes the case for the Champlain Hudson Power Express and the development of renewable energy sources to power the New York electric grid.

12/09/2019–Citizens Budget Commission: Getting Greener. Cost-Effective Options for Achieving New York State's Greenhouse Gas Goals
Recently, a privately developed transmission project, the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) obtained all necessary permits to construct a 330–mile transmission line from the U.S.–Canada border to New York City. The project has a designed capacity of 1,000 MW and is expected to be able to deliver approximately 8,000 Gwh per year to New York.

11/26/2019–Statement from TDI on Champlain Hudson Power Express Supply
Transmission Developers Inc. is surprised and disappointed by Riverkeeper's decision to withdraw support for the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE). We note with interest that none of the reasons for their withdrawal have anything to do with the CHPE and remain perplexed why Riverkeeper is now opposed to a reliable source of clean energy at a time that New York is making great effort to decarbonize. Instead, and notwithstanding its previous support, Riverkeeper has concluded additional clean hydropower has no place in New York's energy system. Read more...

11/11/2019–Albany Times Union: Hydropower supports state's energy goals
The article "Upstate left out of power proposal," Oct. 31, does a good job explaining how the Champlain Hudson Power Express line could go a long way to providing much-needed clean energy downstate.

10/25/2019–Journal News: Organized Labor Powers Our Energy Future
There is a project to celebrate where common ground was plotted, good paying jobs will be created and addressing New York City's growing energy demand is the result. That is the Champlain Hudson Power Express project.

10/25/2019–Politico: New York City May Finance Power Line in Push for Quebec Hydro
"In addition to New York City, TDI has had strong interest from other large energy consumers who are interested in securing carbon free energy for corporate policy reasons and to comply with NY City's ambitious clean energy legislation," said Jennifer Laird-White, a spokesperson for TDI. "We are confident that there is more than sufficient demand to meet our planned operational date of early 2025."

06/12/2019–Champlain Hudson Power Express Announces Important Project Updates
Transmission Developers Inc. (TDI) issued several important updates for the Champlain Hudson Power Express, a permitted, high–voltage direct–current transmission line from the United States–Canada border to Queens, N.Y.

TDI is exploring a capacity expansion and moves the line into NYISO's 2019 Class Year Study. More...

06/04/2019–Plattsburgh Press Republican: CHPE is Vital (Letter to the Editor)
Garry Douglas, President and CEO of the North Country Chamber of Commerce writes "we have been and continue to be a strong and enthusiastic supporter of the Champlain Hudson Power Express, designed to bring renewable hydro power to New York City in a very environmentally friendly way."

06/12/2019–Politico: Canadian Hydropower Transmission Line Considers Boosting Capacity
Blackstone–backed Transmission Developers Inc., is considering boosting the capacity of the proposed 330–mile long Champlain Hudson Power Express high–voltage, direct current line by 250 megawatts, said CEO Don Jessome, in an exclusive interview with POLITICO. That would bring the total capacity to 1,250 megawatts.

04/22/2019–Statement from Blackstone and Transmission Developers Inc.
04/22/2019 – Blackstone and Transmission Developers Inc. issued the following statement today:

"Blackstone and TDI applaud Mayor de Blasio for taking bold action that will enable renewable energy projects to power New York City's future growth in a sustainable way.

"Blackstone and TDI's fully permitted Champlain Hudson Power Express is ready to supply New York with 1,000 MW of clean, renewable power, which will create jobs, improve local air quality and more than double the amount of carbon-free power in New York City's energy supply. We look forward to working with the City and State during the formal procurement process and to being a part of New York's cleaner, greener future."

View Mayor de Blasio Press Release Here.