The proposed New England Clean Power Link would be a 1,000-megawatt direct current power line bringing Quebec hyropower down to New England. Most of it wuld run along the bottom of Lake Champlain, with an overland connection via existing rights of way to a power station in Ludlow, Vermont, where the electricity would enter the New England grid.
Transmission line carrying Quebec electricity through New England moves ahead (no, not that power line)
Posted by David Brooks | Tuesday, May 20, 2014
TDI New England has filed a Presidential Permit application with the United States Department of Energy, formally requesting authority to construct the New England Clean Power Link electric transmission project.
The Clean Power Link is a proposed 154-mile, 1,00-MW underground and underwater electric transmission line carrying Quebec hydropower electricity from the U.S. border through Lake Champlain and across Rutland to Ludlow, Vt. Depending on your point of view, it either renders the controversial Northern Pass above-ground power line in NH unnecessary, or shows why it is important.