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Developers apply for Presidential Permit for Granite State Power Link [free access]

March 6, 2018

GridAmerica Holdings Inc. — a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Grid, and Citizens Energy have filed their application for Presidential Permit with the US Department of Energy (DoE) to construct, operate, maintain, and connect the proposed Granite State Power Link (GSPL) transmission project.


GSPL has been proposed to deliver 1,200 MW of wind power from Canada to New England. The project will oversee the construction of an approximately 59-mile-long (95-km), high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line from a new converter station in northern Vermont to one in Monroe, New Hampshire. It will also involve the upgrade of an approximately 109-mile-long (175.49-km), alternating current (AC) transmission line running from the interconnection point in Monroe to a new switching station in Londonderry, New Hampshire.


DoE will receive comments on the project till April 2, 2018, following which it is expected to announce its decision regarding the project.


The developers plan to begin the construction works on the same in mid-2020, with the expected in-service date at the end of 2022.