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New Federal Approvals For The Champlain Hudson Power Express

Transmission Developers Inc. (TDI) today announced that the company’s Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) project has received two authorizations, granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the International Boundary Commission, that clear the way for the project to finalize transmission agreements and undertake construction activities at the U.S.–Canada border.

On May 29, 2020 FERC granted the project’s request for authority to sell transmission rights at negotiated rates. This will allow the project to conduct an Open Solicitation process and execute agreements with parties interested in transmitting power along the Champlain Hudson Power Express to New York City.

The second approval was received from the International Boundary Commission, an international organization responsible for surveying and mapping the United States–Canada border. This pre-construction approval allows construction of the project to be done at the border and is in addition to the previously received Presidential Permit from the U.S. Department of Energy.  A Presidential Permit is required for the construction, operation, maintenance and connection of electric transmission facilities at the international borders of the United States.

Both authorizations can be viewed on the regulatory documents section of the project’s website.