February 15, 2022
Diverse Coalition Shows Widespread Support
for Landmark CHPE Renewable Energy Project
If Public Service Commission Approves Contract, CHPE Will Reduce NYC’s Current 90% Dependence on Fossil Fuels by 25%; Cut Air Pollutant Equivalent of 15 of NYC’s 16 Peakers
CHPE Will Create 1,400 Good Jobs; Spark $1.4B in Investment in NYS Communities
Environmental Leaders, Organized Labor, Dozens of NY Elected Officials Support CHPE
*New Poll*: 65% of NYers Back CHPE, Across Demographic Groups and NYS Regions
New York – February 15, 2022 – As New York State transitions from fossil fuels to clean energy, the landmark renewable energy project Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) is ready to power New Yorkers into the future with clean, renewable hydropower.
The significant economic, environmental and societal benefits provided by CHPE are driving this enormous outpouring of support.
CHPE has received more than 1,000 letters of support from New Yorkers from every walk of life over the entire life of the project. A comprehensive memo detailing the diverse network of support can be reviewed, and important highlights appear below:
Environmental Organizations and Academic Institutions
Organized Labor and Business Organizations
Tribal, Municipal and Elected Official Support
The General Public
CHPE also received more than 130 letters of support from members of the general public who care deeply about the environment and New York’s future. In addition, a new opinion poll just released shows that CHPE enjoys broad, strong public support across the state. The survey of 500 New Yorkers in late January and early February found:
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 hydropower. 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.
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