Sununu backs Twin States Clean Energy Link

By Brent Addleman | The Center Square

A 211-mile renewable energy transmission project is before the U.S. Department of Energy’s Transmission Facilitation Program for a final decision.

The Twin States Clean Energy Link plans to bring 1,200 megawatts of clean Canadian hydropower to New England, New Hampshire’s Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said Wednesday.

“New Hampshire is always looking to put solutions on the table that lower energy rates for consumers, and the Twin States Clean Energy Link makes use of clean, renewable energy to do just that,” Sununu said in a statement. “With a low-impact plan that utilizes already existing infrastructure, this project is a win-win for families and businesses across the Granite State.”

The project aims to support reliability while adding resiliency to the state’s electric grid by delivering additional hydropower to the ISO-New England power grid. According to a release, the project anticipates saving ratepayers billions of dollars in the first 15 years of operation.

Sununu penned a letter to Jennifer Granholm, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, supporting the project. He said he has “prioritized” energy projects aimed at “reducing costs for customers” in New Hampshire and providing new generation sources to advance the state’s economy.

The governor wrote that the Twin States is “uniquely positioned” for permits in the region as the company uses roadway burial and existing overhead transmission lines to deliver power to the New England power grid.

He wrote that the line would potentially solve long-standing issues in the state’s North Country “by accomplishing costly system upgrades,” allowing “small renewable energy projects to be developed along the Coos Loop.”

The link would also run through Vermont, according to a release.

Sununu said the project would also help New Hampshire get ready for the development of offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine, according to a release.

Image courtesy of Great River Hydro

3 thoughts on “Sununu backs Twin States Clean Energy Link

  1. What we need is a few nuke plants, with the power staying in the state, to afford us the chance to get all those heat pumps they want us to get. People seem to forget in today’s time we do not get power from the sky, we use oil, wood, water , wind and so on to power all these schemes they foist on us. Too bad Tesla was discredited for FREE energy. Then maybe all this would not be necessary but, we have to pay the foreigners for power we could and should be making at home. Canada is becoming a very anti freedom place to be and I think giving money to a country/corporation that does not hold our values should not get our business. Just look at what is happening with the Bud Lite issue. No laws, just plain old capitalisms at work to show how we are NOT HAPPY with what a company is doing.

  2. These frauds just never stop their conniving.

    ” the project anticipates saving ratepayers billions of dollars in the first 15 years of operation.”

    Does this come with a guarantee of any kind? Penalties if it turns out to be otherwise?
    How long before they are looking to built monstrous high tension lines through the state to expend the service area of this Canadian company down into Boston and Maine and beyond?
    Who’s going to have control of the “smart meters” they’re going to insist are put on everyone’s house?
    I’d rather be off grid. Getting tired of the suits and Wall Street continuously looking to strip mine the countryside for power and profit, always with the marketing line of “we’ll make everything cheaper”.

    • I’d have a lot more faith in Hydro power saving me money than blow and glow produced energy, which is being thrown down our throat . The only reason VT didn’t join Hydro Quebec at the inception was the leftist commies objections over natives (canadian) not being compensated enough for the lands flooded for the dam’s. They were generously compensated by the way. Hydro and Nuke are the only true forms of energy you can count on if not using coal or oil.

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