Video: Governor Cuomo announces completion of Lake Champlain underwater transmission

Posted: February 28, 2018

As part of New York’s Renewing the Energy Vision (REV) program, Governor Cuomo announced the completion of a $68.7 million major power system infrastructure project. This project, which allows power to run to and from Vermont via a series of underwater cables below Lake Champlain is designed to support a modernized power grid while “building infrastructure that supports the addition of more clean and renewable energy to the state energy mix,” according to the Governor’s website.

This project carries hydropower from the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project and “provides a critical safety and resiliency feature for both New York and Vermont, preventing the spread of blackouts in both states and permitting greater access to renewable energy and expanded energy markets.”

A video released by NYPA provides additional details about the project, including footage of the construction.