Burlington Free Press: Hydropower Line Proposed

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Reposted from the Burlington Free Press. By Terri Hallenbeck. October 31, 2013

By 2019, two 6-inch-wide cables would extend 150 miles from Quebec under Lake Champlain and across land to Ludlow, carrying 1,000 megawatts of hydro-electric power, according to an announcement Wednesday by TDI New England.

“There are a lot of parties that are going to be benefiting,” Donald Jessome, president of TDI New England, told the Burlington Free Press in an interview Wednesday. “This allows ratepayers to have access to a very stable, long-term, clean, lower-cost fuel source.”

The $1.2 billion project, called the New England Clean Power Link, would be privately financed through the Blackstone Group, Jessome said. The project, subject to approval by Vermont regulators, is similar but entirely separate from a transmission line that TDI has proposed from Quebec to New York City.

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