A plan is being considered by lawmakers, that would have a 2.2 billion dollar power line, passing through Columbia and Greene Counties, on the way to NYC from Canada. The line would be underground.
Champlain Hudson Power explains more:
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The Champlain Hudson Power Express project will bring up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable power to the New York metro area.The project would help New York meet its ambitious clean energy goals. In addition, the energy will be derived from carbon-free generation sources.The $2.2 billion project would be one of the largest investments in New York State history and create an average of more than 300 jobs during the 3½ year construction period. It will deliver clean power to meet growing demands, increase the security of the State's electric grid, reduce emissions and lower energy costs for consumers.According to current estimates, the project will generate in excess of $20 million a year in tax revenue to upland areas where the line is buried along railroad tracks and public roads. Taxpayers in Washington, Saratoga, Albany, Schenectady, Greene, and Rockland counties, as well as the City of New York will receive yearly tax benefits from the CHPE. In addition, a one-time payment will be made to the State of New York for easements once the project is completed