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Hydro-Québec presents a New York electricity supply project

Hydro-Québec presents a New York electricity supply project

On Wednesday, the energy producer announced that he and his American partner Dispatch Developers A proposal to build a transmission line to supply part of Manhattan and other boroughs in New York City with a mixture of hydropower in Quebec andRenewable electricity Produced in upstate New York.

According to Hydro-Québec, its project – baptized Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) – You will save roughly 10 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity annually, or about a fifth of New York City’s consumption.

Hydro-Québec relies on the green side of the energy it produces. Its boss, Sophie Brochow, has also indicated that she wants it Helping the country and its capital achieve their ambitious climate goals.

These clean energy inputs reduce carbon emissions by 3.9 million metric tons per year, equivalent to removing 44% of cars from New York City’s streets.Hydro-Quebec insists in a press release.

The project was submitted to New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is likely to face competition from other projects offered by renewable energy producers.

Hydro-Québec qualifies a potential contract asvery importantBut she refuses to reveal the income she expects the project will allow her to generate.

We made a series of proposalsLyn Saint Laurent, a spokesperson for The Crown, explained in an interview with The Canadian Press, before setting off on the exchange: I won’t give you numbers.

The agency’s decision is expected to be announced during the third quarter, to be followed by a process of consultation and analysis of successful projects.

Only at this time will we be able to gain more clarity on what he will achieve.Mrs. Saint Laurent said.

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For comparison, the income to be obtained from the contract – qualifies asHistorical Aiming to bring 9.45 TWh of hydropower per year to Massachusetts for 20 years and an estimated $ 10 billion.

The agreement with New York State extends to 25 years.

Hydro-Quebec also declined to specify the source of renewable electricity to be produced in upstate New York, citing confidentiality agreements.

The most populous state in the northeast has set a goal of reducing its pollutant emissions by 40% by 2030 and 85% by 2050, from 1990 levels.

Underground construction

According to the proposal, the transmission line will be completely underground. Its course begins at the Canadian-American border, at the southern border of Quebec, then passes under Lake Champlain, the Hudson River and the Harlem River before joining the Astoria Substation in Queens, New York., Hydro-Québec details.

Mrs. Saint Laurent confirmed that the power line to be built in Quebec would also be underground. It will connect the Hertel substation in La Prairie with the border. Public consultations will be launched in the coming weeks.

From the American side, the project obtained all the permits required to proceed. With construction starting this year south of the border, the state-owned company expects the line to be operational in 2025.

Construction could begin later in Quebec without delaying the site, as the line would be around 60 kilometers, compared to 545 kilometers in the United States.