New 1.2 GW transmission project to link Canada and US
USA, Vermont: Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and services agreement with GridAmerica, a part of National Grid’s affiliate National Grid Ventures, to support the 1.2 GW clean energy transmission project.
The Granite State Power Link project (GSPL), which is being developed jointly by National Grid and Citizens Energy, is intended to transmit new Canadian wind energy to New England, US, reports EBR.
The project will include two segments with the first segment involving construction of a new high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line in Vermont running to a proposed converter station which will be built on National Grid-owned property in Monroe of New Hampshire.
The second segment involves upgrading of an existing National Grid overhead line in New Hampshire to link Monroe with southern New Hampshire, where a new substation is planned to be constructed.
Subject to securing approvals, construction of the project is due to commence in mid-2020. The project is planned to be commissioned by the end of 2022.