See how we’re ready to power New York into the future.
Shovel ready with support that is very
The CHPE is permitted and will be operational in 2025
Construction starts in 2021
60+ year lifespan
Wide support from communities up and down the line, labor and environmental groups
Buried line ensures reliable power delivery in natural disasters
The energy is unquestionably
Will contribute 28% to achieving New York City’s Greenhouse Gas reduction target by 2030.
Carbon reduction equivalent to removing 44% of cars from NYC streets
24/7 firm supply of renewable energy
Buried transmission line greatly reduces environmental and community impacts
Quickly displaces fossil fuel generation with an equally firm power supply. Without this project, as much as 85-90% of the power produced will come from carbon-emitting sources.
for our future
100% renewable power sourced from existing renewable energy facilities
One of the largest infrastructure investments in NY history
More than 1,400 well-paying jobs across New York State with a commitment to utilizing union labor
$17.3 billion forecasted in savings to New York State ratepayers
The MCK will become joint owners of a 400-kV underground transmission line with Hydro-Québec. The project will run from the Hertel substation in La Prairie to the US border – where it will connect with the Champlain Hudson Power Express, a line which will be built between the Canadian border and Astoria, Queens, New York.
Construction would produce nearly $1 billion in wages and $1.5 billion in new economic output for materials, trucking, hospitality, food service, transportation, fuel and more. Once the system is operational, it is expected to create more than 800 long-term jobs throughout the state.
“The cleaning of the grid is already going on in New York State,” Zurofsky says, pointing to the construction of massive wind farms off the coast of Long Island, incentives and tax breaks for installing solar panels, and the proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express, buried cables that will bring electricity produced by a massive hydroelectric project from Canada to New York City.