The New England Clean Power Link is a proposed 1,000 MW high-voltage, direct-current underwater and underground transmission cable that will bring clean, low-cost energy from the U.S.-Canadian border to Vermont and the New England marketplace.
Once completed, the project will lower costs for consumers, reduce environmental emissions, create jobs, increase tax revenues, and diversify fuel supply in New England, all while respecting Vermont’s natural beauty by burying the cable.
If approved after extensive federal, state, and local environmental review, the project will run two six-in. diameter cables an estimated 150 miles, all in Vermont.
The project proposes to bury about 100 miles under Lake Champlain and bury the balance in existing rights-of-way. The line will end at a converter station to be built at a location in Ludlow, Vermont and connect into the VELCO transmission grid to serve Vermont and the broader New England market.
The $1.2 billion merchant line will be privately financed and will not use taxpayer dollars. The developers of the Clean Power Link are also developing the Champlain Hudson Power Express project.
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