HY­DRO-QUÉBEC INKS DEAL TO GET POWER TO MAS­SACHUSETTS

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Hy­dro-Québec and Maine’s largest elec­tric­ity trans­mis­sion and dis­tri­bu­tion util­ity have signed agree­ments with three power dis­tri­bu­tion com­pa­nies south of the bor­der to pro­vide elec­tric­ity to Mas­sachusetts. The Que­bec gov­ern­ment-owned util­ity and part­ner Cen­tral Maine Power Co. are look­ing to pro­vide 9.45 ter­awatt hours of clean elec­tric­ity an­nu­ally to Mas­sachusetts for 20 years start­ing in 2022. The con­tract has to be ap­proved by the Mas­sachusetts Depart­ment of En­ergy. The line also needs ap­provals — in­clud­ing a pres­i­den­tial li­cence — on both sides of the bor­der. The New Eng­land Clean En­ergy Con­nect pro­ject is es­ti­mated to cost around US$950 mil­lion. The 233-kilo­me­tre route in the U.S. would pass through Lewis­ton, Me., and con­nect to a re­gional power grid.

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