February 26, 2018 - Rockland County, N.Y.
Transmission Developers Inc. (TDI), the developer of the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE), will host three informational meetings for residents of Rockland County to unveil the fully buried, minimally invasive clean energy transmission line’s improved underground route through the towns of Stony Point, Haverstraw, and Clarkstown and the villages of Haverstraw and West Haverstraw.
The meeting times and venues are:
The informational meetings seek to engage Rockland County residents in an open conversation about the CHPE and its improved underground route. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from the project’s developers and are encouraged to ask questions.
TDI will also discuss benefits for Rockland County, which include upgrades to roads and recreation areas, and significant new tax revenue as part of a memorandum of understanding between the transmission line’s five host communities and TDI.
“Listening to questions and interests raised by the Rockland County community has always been a priority for TDI. We continue to listen to the community’s input and look forward to facilitating informational meetings that will give residents the chance to be heard and to learn more about the improved route, itself a direct result of community input,” said Jennifer Laird-White, Director of Community Relations, CHPE. “We would like to thank our municipal partners and local leaders for their support, commitment to their residents and willingness to communicate thoughtful input to better understand the concerns of residents and businesses.”
For more information on the meetings, please visit www.chpexpress.com/rockland.php or call (914) 282-3068.
About the Champlain Hudson Power Express
The Champlain Hudson Power Express Project is a completely buried, 333-mile HVDC transmission line that will be installed underwater and underground predominantly along existing rights-of-way, originating at the U.S.-Canada border and running the length of Lake Champlain and through parts of the Hudson River to New York City.
In development since 2008, the project will bring 1,000 megawatts of clean, reliable energy to meet growing needs and is at the forefront of America’s emerging “smart grid” revolution. The project will create more than 2,600 temporary jobs during construction. Once operational, the CHPE is projected to reduce energy costs for consumers and businesses by $355 million a year once complete. These savings are estimated to create 2,400 new jobs across a wide spectrum of the economy and will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 2.2 million metric tons per year.
The project will also diversify the state’s energy portfolio and increase the electric grid’s safety and security by creating new, hardened infrastructure that is less susceptible to damage from natural disasters.
TDI develops unique energy transmission projects in an environmentally responsible manner. The developers have a strong track record of working in partnership with local elected officials, community groups, and other stakeholders to develop projects that meet unique energy needs of growing economies, while minimizing local impacts. More information on the company and the project are available at www.transmissiondevelopers.com.