The developer of the Champlain Hudson Power Express project has signed a joint development agreement with Hydro-Quebec, the developer announced Monday.
The project involves bringing a 1,000-megawatt power line from Canada to New York City. Under the agreement, Hydro-Quebec has undertaken the studies necessary for the infrastructure to connect the CHPE line to the Quebec transmission system.
"We are extremely pleased to have entered this agreement with Hydro-Quebec and look forward to working in a collaborative, cooperative manner to bring clean, reliable, economically-priced power from Canada to New York," said Donald Jessome, president and CEO of Transmission Developers Inc., which is planning the line.
The state Public Service Commission in April approved the plans.
The project would bury a direct-current transmission line under Lake Champlain and the Hudson River, and it would run underground on railroad rights-of-way through the Capital Region.