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Governor Hochul announces the start of construction on the Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line

The project aims to deliver hydroelectricity from Hydro-Québec in Canada to New York City

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According to NBC New York News, Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the construction of the Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line to deliver 1,250 megawatts of clean hydroelectric energy upon completion.

The line will stretch from the Hydro-Québec company in Canada down to New York City. This construction follows a major labor union agreement between Transmission Developers Inc. and New York State Building and Construction Trades.

The line will carry the hydroelectric power, the energy created from turbines and flowing water, 339 miles.

According to the Governor’s office, achieving this feat will create $3.5 billion in economic benefits to New Yorkers, which translates to almost 1,400 family-sustaining union jobs.

Governor Kathy Hochul says that, as construction begins on this project to help deliver clean energy to New York City, our state is setting yet another example of what climate action looks like.

“The Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line is a monumental step toward protecting our environment and creating family-sustaining, green jobs in both upstate and downstate New York,” Governor Hochul said.

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