Earlier this week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a set of new Green energy initiatives in order to promote the use of renewable energy in combatting climate change.
In her announcement, Hochul stated that the state has awarded contracts to two companies to build separate transmission lines bringing clean energy from Upstate and Canada down to the five boroughs.
As it stands, the Clean Path NY project developed by Forward Power and the New York Power Authority will create a 174 mile-long transmission line from the Fraser Substation in Delaware County to the Rainey Substation on Roosevelt Island in Queens. The second, the Champlain Hudson Power Express, is expected to span 339-miles of buried cable underwater and the land connecting Quebec to Astoria Energy Center in Queens.
In another plus, Hochul added that the proposed projects will also boost employment with over 10,000 jobs- amounting to 8,600 positions for Clean Path NY, the shorter line, and 1,400 for the Champlain Hudson line.
The Clean Path NY project is slated to be completed by 2025 and the Champlain Hudson line will follow two years later.