Meeting Held To Explain Proposed Transmission Project, 02/18/16

A proposed project to bring 400 megawatts of renewable energy to New England was explained to residents of the region where the power would be obtained last night.  The Vermont Green Line is the latest energy project that plans to run an electric transmission cable along the floor of Lake Champlain to bring renewable energy from northern New York and Canada to New England markets.

The high-voltage direct current line would begin at a converter station in Beekmantown near an existing wind farm. Six miles of underground cable would be run across the town to Lake Champlain.  The power cables would then be placed on the bottom of the lake for 40 miles.  The cables would come out of the lake in Vermont and again be placed underground for 13 miles to reach a converter station in New Haven where the power would be distributed to the New England power grid…(Read More)

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