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Wind and Hydro Project Team Applauds U.S.-Canada Statement
Clean Energy Proposal Will Use Existing and New Infrastructure to Advance U.S.- Canadian Collaboration
(BOSTON/BULL RUN/QUEBEC)–The team of clean energy and transmission specialists proposing to deliver wind power from upstate New York firmed up by hydropower from Canada, today applauded the joint US-Canada statement on climate and energy released by the White House yesterday.
The developers of the “Wind and Hydro Response,” submitted their project proposal last month to the states of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts in response to their request for more clean energy to diversify the region’s energy supply, meet environmental requirements and fuel future economic growth. The proposal aligns with President Obama’s and Prime Minister Trudeau’s new call for clean energy cooperation between their two countries.
An excerpt from the U.S.-Canada Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership reads:
“…Facilitate the integration of renewables on our interconnected grids: jointly study, identify, and implement options for broad integration, including how to bring more wind, solar, hydro and other renewable energy online….”
The Wind and Hydro response is being developed collaboratively by a team of US and Canadian companies. Invenergy, North America’s largest independent renewable power generation company, will supply wind power to the project, firmed by Canadian hydropower supplied by Hydro-Quebec, North America’s largest generator of hydropower. The wind and firm hydropower will be delivered to New England via the Vermont Green Line a proposed 60-mile, 400 megawatt electric transmission cable system designed to link Beekmantown, New York with New Haven, Vermont via a cable to be buried along public roadways and submerged beneath the waters of Lake Champlain. The Green Line is being developed by Anbaric Transmission and National Grid.
“We are excited by and applaud the statement issued by the President and Prime Minister, as it describes what we are hoping to do with our project,” said Invenergy’s vice president of development, Kevin Parzyck. “The U.S. and Canada have called for more clean energy collaboration, and our combination of wind plus hydro from Canada will deliver renewable power to where it is needed reliably, cost-effectively, and collaboratively,” he added.
“The goals of the joint statement out of the White House fit the goals of our project in every way,” said Edward Krapels, CEO of Anbaric. “We believe that our combined track record of success will be able to provide the clean energy boost to the region and the U.S. just as the White House envisions,” he added.
Kate Lagreca, Northwind Strategies for THE WIND AND HYDRO RESPONSE