Massive power line will send Canadian hydropower to New York

An artist’s impression of New York City’s new power converter station, now under construction

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New York City has begun construction work to hook up its power grid with a planned 546-kilometre-long transmission line that will carry electricity from hydropower plants in the Canadian province of Quebec. Once completed, the $6 billion project aims to provide New York City with 1250 megawatts of renewable energy.

The centrepiece of the Champlain Hudson Power Express – known as CHPE, pronounced “chippy” –  is to be a buried high-voltage, direct current transmission line that runs …

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