Hitachi Energy to aid major renewable electricity transmission between Canada and NEW YORK
HVDC Light transmission system will transfer renewable energy for over 1 million NY homes and help achieve the state’s climate goals
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, Sep 21, 2022 – (JCN Newswire) – Hitachi Energy, a worldwide technology leader that’s advancing a sustainable energy future for several, today announced it had been selected by Transmission Developers Inc., a Blackstone portfolio company specialized in renewable power development, to provide a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station that is clearly a key area of the transmission solution for the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) HVDC interconnection between Quebec, Canada and the brand new York City metro area, america.
The hyperlink will enable the delivery of clean, renewable hydropower between Canada and NY, adding to New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which aims for hawaii to be powered by 70 percent renewable energy by 2030.(1) CHPE is likely to decrease CO2 emissions by typically 3.9 million metric tons each year, equal to removing 44 percent of passenger vehicles from NEW YORK.(2)
Using Hitachi Energy’s HVDC Light technology, CHPE will transfer around 1,250 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 1 million NY households. The hyperlink will efficiently transmit electricity for a lot more than 600 kilometers (372 miles) underground from Hertel, Canada, through Lake Champlain and the Hudson River, to an HVDC converter station in Astoria, Queens.(1)
“HVDC systems have tremendous prospect of bringing huge amounts of electricity straight into cities, that is needed for securing sustainable and affordable power today and in the foreseeable future,” said Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy’s Grid Integration business. “We have been proud to play an essential role in this essential investment in North America’s transition to renewable energy and carbon neutrality.”
“Hitachi Energy’s market leading HVDC technology will ensure efficient and reliable transmission of renewable energy for over 1 million NY homes and help achieve the state’s climate goals,” said Transmission Developers CEO Donald Jessome. “We anticipate beginning construction activity later this season also to delivering a good amount of clean, renewable energy to New Yorkers.”
Power requirements in cities are increasing, especially in densely populated areas where land has already been scarce, and difficulties can arise when new right-of-ways should be secured for traditional transmission lines. HVDC technology enables huge amounts of high-quality electricity to be delivered where it really is most needed with complete control sufficient reason for an extremely compact footprint using out-of-sight underground or underwater cables.
The entire CHPE system, which the HVDC converter stations will be the enabling technology, is likely to create a lot more than 1,400 jobs during construction and, through the first 30 years of operation, deliver almost $50 billion in economic advantages to NY state.(1)
For the brand new York site, Hitachi Energy will give the HVDC Light converter station, that may convert the DC power from Canada to AC power and ensure it is designed for the AC grid in NY.
Kiewit, among North America’s largest & most respected engineering and construction companies, will undoubtedly be in charge of the civil works for the converter station in NY. The
collaboration with Kiewit will combine the core competencies of both companies to provide a best-in-class solution.
(1) Champlain Hudson Power Express
(2) May 2021 PA Analysis Report
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