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
The MCK will become joint owners of a 400-kV underground transmission line with Hydro-Québec. The project will run from the Hertel substation in La Prairie to the US border – where it will connect with the Champlain Hudson Power Express, a line which will be built between the Canadian border and Astoria, Queens, New York.
Project will start construction in 2021 and reduce CO2 emissions by 3.9 million metric tons and contribute an estimated $50 billion in economic benefits for New York State
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.