The Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) is an innovative renewable power transmission project that is ready to deliver REAL. CLEAN. POWER. to New York. The project will play a key role in the state’s energy transformation, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, creating jobs and generating billions of dollars in new investment in New York’s economy while delivering low-cost renewable energy to New York state.
CHPE is the most powerful project you’ll never see, and it is ready to provide clean energy with the resiliency and environmental safety that New York and the rest of the nation demand.
Buried line to minimize environmental and social impacts while maximizing resiliency in the face of extreme weather events
From the beginning of construction through the first 30 years of operation, CHPE will deliver $28.6 billion in economic benefits to New York state, including $1.7 billion in tax revenue for local municipalities
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.
The line, known as the Champlain Hudson Express Project, would be spooled onto the bed of Lake Champlain off of the New York shore. The project proposes a payment in lieu of taxes to the towns, county and school boards, which could add tens of thousands of dollars to budgets where such a sum could make a meaningful difference.