October 26, 2021

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Winning renewable energy projects will run cable in Hudson River

  • The project will deliver hydro power down from Canada along 340 miles of transmission cable.
  • Thousands of good jobs touted for project
  • Riverkeeper criticizes Champlain Hudson project as hurtful to indigenous communities

The state on Monday awarded contracts to two companies with plans to deliver solar, wind and hydro power from upstate and Canada to New York City, along routes that call for transmission cables along the bottom of the Hudson River.

The winning projects – the Champlain Hudson Power Express and Clean Path New York – were among seven vying for the opportunity to deliver green energy to New York City as part of the state’s effort reduce the city’s reliance on fossil fuels.

The contracts will need the backing of the state Public Service Commission before permits are granted.

Gov. Kathy Hochul said the projects will play a critical role in helping the state achieve its ambitious green energy goals in the next decade and beyond. The state wants 70 percent of its energy to come from renewable sources of power by 2030.

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