About the ProjectThe 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 railway routes 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 Maine, Massachusetts, and New York. 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's headquarters are located in Albany, New York.
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 3 ½ year construction period. According to current estimates, the project will generate in excess of $20 million a year in tax revenue to in 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.
It is expected to be in service in 2021.
Champlain Hudson Power Express Fact Sheet
The Proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express Route
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Download an interactive 3-D map of the Proposed Converter Station