August 31, 2022
Champlain Hudson Power Express Provides Updated on Anticipated Full Operation Date
Date: August 31, 2022
CHPE has provided the following update regarding the project’s anticipated full operation date:
The CHPE project’s full operation date is now anticipated to be spring of 2026, shifting from the originally anticipated in-service date of late 2025 due to several factors, including a longer than anticipated regulatory review process and supply chain logistics for key construction components.
About the Champlain Hudson Power Express
The CHPE project involves the construction of an entirely underground and underwater transmission line spanning approximately 339 miles between the Canada–U.S. border and New York City. Once built CHPE will deliver clean hydro and wind power. The permitted CHPE is estimated to create more than 1,400 jobs during construction, with a commitment to use union labor.
Hydro-Québec is the largest renewable energy producer in North America. For decades, the company has been a reliable energy partner for New York, providing clean power to the State in support of its clean energy and reliability needs. In order to source the CHPE, Hydro-Québec will expand its transmission grid in Québec, from the Hertel substation to the Québec-New York border.
TDI (Transmission Developers Inc.), a Blackstone portfolio company, has spent a decade meticulously developing with local stakeholders the N.Y. portion of the project and its 339-mile route. The solid-state buried cable will travel a route through Lake Champlain, the Hudson and Harlem Rivers and terrestrially on railroad rights of way and roads until it reaches a converter station in Astoria, Queens where its clean energy will be distributed into New York City.