October 23, 2021

The Queens County Citizen

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Hydro powers New York City

Hydro powers New York City

She hoped so. It’s done now. Hydro-Quebec has just won a contract to supply clean energy to New York City, the largest export contract in its history.

The news was confirmed Monday morning by Kathy Hochul, the state’s newest governor, during New York ‘s weather week.

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Kathy Hochu

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This contribution of 1,250 MW of clean energy will gradually replace fossil fuels that make up more than 85% of the region’s power supply by 2025.

“Goals are goals. I want results,” said Andrew Cuomo’s successor.

The Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) project involves the construction of a 545 km transmission line between the Canada-US border and New York City. Nearly 1,400 jobs will be created during construction, mostly in the United States.

“New York State is taking a bold step toward decarbonization,” said Sophie Brochu, president and CEO of Hydro-Quebec. By moving forward with the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) project, it will begin reducing its GHG emissions by 2025 and setting up the infrastructure needed to support renewable energy production on its territory, while local communities will receive direct benefits. . ”

More details to come …

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