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State PSC approves power line

Cable would be buried along railroad lines, under Hudson River

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The state Public Service Commission on Thursday unanimously approved plans for a 1,000-megawatt power line that would run underground through the Capital Region from Canada to New York City. The $2 billion Champlain-Hudson Power Express could provide a significant amount of New York City’s daily power needs, using hydropower from large dams in Quebec. The project would bury a direct-current transmission line along railroad rights-of-way through the heart of the Capital Region, including Saratoga, Schenectady ...


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