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Renewable electricity transmission between Canada and New York City on the way

USA, New York City: Hitachi Energy announced being selected by Transmission Developers Inc. to supply a HVDC converter station for renewable power transmission.

The converter station will be a key part of the transmission solution for the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) HVDC interconnection between Québec, Canada and the New York City metro area.

The link will enable the delivery of clean, renewable hydropower between Canada and New York, contributing to New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which aims for the state to be powered by 70 % renewable energy by 2030. CHPE is expected to decrease CO2 emissions by an average of 3.9 million metric tons per year, equivalent to removing 44 % of passenger vehicles from New York City.

Using Hitachi Energy’s CHPE will transfer up to 1,250 MW of electricity, enough to power 1 million New York households. The link will efficiently transmit electricity for more than 600 km (372 mi) underground from Hertel, Canada, through Lake Champlain and the Hudson River, to an HVDC converter station in Astoria, Queens.

“HVDC systems have tremendous potential for bringing large amounts of electricity directly into cities, which is essential for securing sustainable and affordable power today and in the future,” said Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy’s Grid Integration business. “We are proud to play a crucial role in this very important investment in North America’s transition to renewable energy and carbon neutrality.”

 

Source: Hitachi Energy