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Hydro-Québec considers two more U.S. projects, linking New England, Vermont

April 14, 2017

By: Julien Arsenault


(The Montreal Gazette) The Crown corporation, which hopes to grow its export revenues and double its sales by 2030, is waiting for a firm supply contract, but says it wants to move on "positive signals" from New York and the states that make up New England."The message is very clear," Hydro-Québec vice-president of business development Steve Demers said in an interview. "There is a need for clean, renewable energy. The needs are significant. "

An independent agency responsible for managing electricity trade for New England says it needs about 15,000 megawatts, partially because of the shutdown of nuclear power and coal plants. Hydro plans to order a feasibility study to determine the route of a line from Quebec to the Vermont border that would then meet the New England Clean Power Link project...


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