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About the Project

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 High Voltage direct current (HVdc) cable will be placed in waterways or buried along railroad and road rights-of-way to minimize impacts to local communities and the environment.

The project will run from the U.S.-Canadian border to the New York metro area. It will deliver clean power to meet growing demand in that area, increase the security of the electric grid, and reduce energy costs for consumers.

The project is being developed by Transmission Developers Inc. (TDI) which is a developer of High Voltage direct current underwater transmission systems with proposed projects in New York and Vermont. These projects create new economic opportunity by delivering electricity in an environmentally conscious way that respects local communities and has no impact on the viewshed. TDI has offices in Vermont, Albany and New York City.

The $2.2 billion 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. The project will deliver $28.6 billion In economic benefits To New York State. This includes approximately $1.6 billion of tax revenue for local municipalities during 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. In addition, a one-time payment will be made to the State of New York for easements once the project is completed.

It is expected to be in service in 2022.

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CHPE Route

Arrow  The Proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express Route
Arrow  Download an interactive Google Earth version of the map of the proposed route
Arrow  Download an interactive 3-D map of the Proposed Converter Station