© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Kathy Hochul speaks throughout a marketing campaign rally with different New York Democrats, in Yonkers, New York, U.S., November 6, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo
(Reuters) -New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Tuesday introduced the beginning of building on the converter station of the Champlain Hudson (NYSE:) Power Express transmission line, a undertaking to deliver electrical energy generated from Canadian hydropower to New York City.
The 340 mile (547 km) transmission line is a proposed underwater and underground high-voltage direct present energy transmission line to ship the facility from Quebec, Canada, to Queens, New York City. The undertaking is being developed by Montreal-based public utility Hydro-Quebec and its U.S. associate Transmission Developers.
The converter station for the road would be the first-ever transformation of a fossil gasoline web site right into a grid-scale zero-emission facility in New York City, its backers say.
Workers have already eliminated six tanks that beforehand saved 12 million gallons (45.4 million liters) of heavy oil for burning in energy crops and almost 4 miles (6.44 km) of piping from the location within the Astoria, Queens neighborhood.
The facility is predicted to start working in 2026. Once the development is accomplished, it should convert 1,250 megawatts of power from direct present to alternating present energy that might be fed instantly into the state’s energy grid.
“Renewable energy plays a critical role in the transformation of our power grid while creating a cleaner environment for our future generations,” Hochul mentioned.The converter station is a step in the direction of New York’s goal for 70% of the state’s electrical energy to come from renewable sources by 2030.