Construction of 339-Mile New York-Quebec Transmission Line Begins
Construction has started on an underground electrical transmission line that will export Hydro-Québec electricity to New York City as part of an effort to make the Big Apple less reliant on fossil fuels, state officials announced Wednesday.
When complete, the 339-mile Champlain Hudson Power Express being developed by Transmission Developers Inc will stretch from Hydro-Québec’s Hertel station in La Prairie, just south of Montreal, to New York City.
Construction of the green infrastructure project starts with a major union labor agreement between the Champlain Hudson and New York State Building and Construction Trades, is expected to create 1,400 union jobs during construction.
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