Emera seeks Presidential Permit for 1GW Atlantic Link

USA: Emera subsidiary Clean Power Northeast Development is seeking Presidential Permit from the US Department of Energy for the development of 1GW Atlantic Link subsea electric transmission project.

As Transformers Magazine earlier reported, the proposed Atlantic high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission interconnection will be designed to deliver wind and hydro power from Atlantic Canada directly to Massachusetts, USA.

“The request for a Presidential Permit is a significant milestone for Atlantic Link to ensure we continue to stay on track with our project schedule,” said Emera Major Renewables and Alternative Energy executive vice-president, Dan Muldoon.

Emera said that the Presidential Permit is required to allow the construction, connection, operation and maintenance of the 375-mile transmission line between the US and Canada.

Scheduled to be commissioned in late 2022, The Atlantic Link is expected to deliver 5.69 terawatt hours (TWh) of clean energy annually for 20 years at a fixed price.

Source: Energy Business Review