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Hydro-Québec and Transmission Developers selected to partner with New York state to achieve the clean energy transition


Industry

September 20, 2021
By Maryam Farag


Industries

New York authorities have selected the Champlain Hudson Power Express project (CHPE) to deliver clean hydropower into the heart of New York City.

This 1,250-megawatt (MW) influx of clean power, enough to supply over one million homes, will start displacing fossil generation in the NYC region as soon as 2025, which is today over 85 per cent reliant on fossil fuel-based electricity.

“Building New York’s grid of the future with major green energy infrastructure projects like Champlain Hudson Power Express will strengthen the State’s economic recovery and help to responsibly power New York City with clean, renewable wind and hydropower from Canada by 2025,” said Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO, Nyserda. “We look forward to working with our partners at Hydro-Québec and Transmission Developers Inc. to ensure this project results in good paying jobs for New Yorkers and investments in some of the state’s most underserved communities while fast-tracking New York’s path to a zero-emission future.”

“New York is taking a bold step towards decarbonization,” said Sophie Brochu, President and CEO, Hydro-Québec. “By selecting the CHPE transmission line project, the State will be reducing carbon emissions as soon as 2025 and building the long-term backbone infrastructure needed to support local renewable energy, all the while making sure that local communities receive direct benefits.”

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“We commend Governor Hochul, Nyserda President and CEO Doreen M. Harris, Mayor de Blasio and the many leaders in New York City, the State Senate and Assembly and local communities for their commitment to bringing new clean energy to New York State. We look forward to quickly delivering the project’s benefits, including new jobs, cleaner air, new tax dollars, and increased economic activity to New York Stateas soon as possible.” said Don Jessome, CEO, TDI.