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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

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.

New York Daily News: Plans to build $2 billion transmission line from Canada to Queens moving ahead
The Champlain Hudson Power Express project is expected to gain the federal permits it needs this summer to develop a 333-mile underground cable to bring hydroelectric power from Quebec to Astoria, company officials said. An Albany, N.Y.-based company, Transmission Developers, is slated to begin construction on the line, which will run underwater through Lake Champlain and the Hudson River, by the end of the year. It is expected to be completed by late 2017 or early 2018.

Intelligent Utility: Building new transmission? Answer these questions first
Gene Martin of Transmission Developers Inc., brings insider insight to one pesky utility problem--how to get transmission built.

Transmission Developers Inc. Names Gene Martin President and COO
TDI today announced the appointment of Gene Martin as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company. Mr. Martin brings 30 years of experience in general and executive management with some of the world's largest and most successful companies to his new role.

Congressman Eliot Engel Supports the CHPE
At a recent Federal Energy Regulator Committee (FERC) hearing, Representative Eliot Engel strongly supported the CHPE project and urged FERC to expedite approval process. Congressman Engel's comments can be viewed here.

Cost and Feasibility Analysis of a Third Converter Terminal for the Champlain Hudson Power Express Project
At the request of Assemblyman Cahill, a report was recently completed by Siemens Power Technologies International that studied the system impacts and costs of adding a third converter station to the Champlain Hudson Power Express Project. A PowerPoint summary can be seen 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.

Governor Cuomo Comments on the Champlain Hudson Power Express
Speaking at an event in New York City on Oct 7th, 2013 with the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Governor Andrew Cuomo publicly expressed support for the CHPE project. The Governor said, "We have the Champlain Hudson power line that we are pursuing and I am very excited about that. That will bring power from Canada under Lake Champlain down the Hudson River to New York City. And it opens up all sorts of possibilities for New York City, obviously the advantages from Canada's side are clear."