US-based electricity and natural gas delivery firm National Grid has unveiled plans to develop a new transmission project, which could add around 1200MW of clean energy.
The new transmission project is expected to bring about 1,200MW of clean energy from Canada to the New England power grid.
National Grid will engage in the building of new granite state power link (GSPL) along the existing transmission corridors.
GSPL will include two segments, of which first is a new high-voltage and direct current (HVDC) overhead line in Vermont.
It will located beside an existing HVDC line in an expanded right-of-way corridor from the international border at Norton of Vermont to a proposed converter station on National Grid-owned property in Monroe of New Hampshire.
The second segment is an upgrade of an existing National Grid overhead line in NH, which will offer additional power flow from the new HVDC line. It will a link from Monroe to southern NH, where a proposed switching station would be constructed.
National Grid, along with its investors, will finance GSPL commercial project that is expected to reduce energy costs by about $1.1bn from 10 years of operation across New England.
During construction phase, the project is expected to create around 2,000 jobs.
National Grid business development senior vice president John Flynn said: “We believe this proposed project reflects the priorities we’ve heard from state and local communities on their need for lower cost, energy efficient and environmentally sound solutions.
“The GSPL meets these tests; our stakeholder engagement and outreach is underway and we look forward to continuing our work with communities of all types to earn their support. Community dialogue and engagement will be a hallmark of GSPL.”
Last December, National Grid had completed sea to shore transmission project, which interconnected offshore wind farm on the Rhode Island coast to the mainland grid.