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Powerline developer releases study

Feb 09, 2012 12:06 am
Jim Planck writes in The Daily Mail about a report just released by Transmission Developers, Inc. of Albany, the developers of the Champlain Hudson Power Express, the 333-mile power line project proposed to run from Canada to the greater New York City area. The project is currently in the review process. CHPE will run both underground and underwater for its entire length, utilizing railroads rights-of-way where no water body is available, according to Planck. It is being designed to deliver 1,000 megawatts of hydro- and wind-produced electricity, and has been in the works for more than three years. If approved by the state Public Service Commission, the construction period could run from 2013-2016, bringing the work through the Columbia-Greene corridor in 2014 or 2015. The commissioned study, performed by Boston-based London Economics International, estimates the project has the potential to create anywhere from 300 to 600 construction jobs. Read the full article in The Daily Mail.