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The Big Apple gets two big lines

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After a long wait, it looks like New York City will indeed be getting two big new transmission lines. On November 30th, it was announced that the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority had finished contracts with Clean Path New York LLC for the Clean Path NY project, and with H.Q. Energy Services Inc. for its Champlain Hudson Power Express project, respectively. 

The transmission projects will both transport renewable energy from Canada and Upstate New York to New York City. According to NYSERDA, the two lines will move about 18 million MWh/yr. of renewable power into the big apple. 

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Both projects are key in the city’s emission goals, to be carbon neutral by 2040. If NYSERDA’s estimates are to be trusted, these projects will cost New Yorkers relatively little: About $2 more a month for the average customer. 

Although time will tell just just how big of an impact these projects have on NYC’s carbon footprint, this is very big news. In a country where transmission development has stagnated in recent decades, projects of this magnitude are few and far between. Hopefully, this is a sign of a new era of transmission investment. 

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