Published on 9/20/2021 12:55 PM
This is Al-Taj’s largest export contract. (Photo: 123RF)
NEW YORK – New York State just awarded a 25-year contract to Hydro-Quebec, Crown’s largest export contract.
As of 2025, Hydro-Québec will supply approximately 1,250 megawatts of hydroelectric power, which represents the electricity consumption of approximately one million households.
Fossil fuels account for approximately 85% of the region’s electricity supply. The country wants renewables to make up 70% of its energy consumption by 2030.
Governor Cathy Hochhol was announced during Climate Week in New York. “The State of New York is taking a bold step toward decarbonization,” Hydro-Quebec President and CEO Sophie Brochu responded in a press release.
The Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) project involves the construction of an approximately 545 km underground and river-like transmission line between the Canada-US border and New York City.
A 60-kilometre-long section will also have to be built in Quebec. Crown will co-own this segment with the Mohawk Board of Kahnawake.
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