The Vermont Green Line is a 400 megawatt high voltage direct current (HVDC) electric transmission project proposed by the Vermont Green Line Devco, LLC and designed to unlock and deliver clean, reliable and affordable power to New England energy customers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why is the project necessary?
New England is at an energy crossroads. Electricity customers pay among the highest electricity prices in the continental U.S. and demand for affordable clean electricity is exceeding supply. In addition, many existing power plants are retiring. Each state requires utilities to include renewable energy as an increasing percentage of electricity used, meaning that more renewable energy will be needed in the future. New England doesn’t have enough renewable energy capacity to meet the requirements and utilities must import renewables. The Vermont Green Line will allow this import, bringing in hydro renewable energy.
How will the Vermont Green Line project benefit electricity customers in New England?
There is currently not enough renewable energy in New England to meet the increasing need. The project will enable access to hydroelectric power to New England. The project is expected to reduce the cost to produce electricity in New England by about $900 million during its first 20 years of service.
How can I stay updated on project progress?
Project updates will be provided regularly through the project website and Twitter (@GreenLineIA), as well as periodic newspaper advertisements, direct mail communications, community information sessions and other public outreach efforts.