"FERC Approves Quebec-New England Power Line Plan"

"The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Thursday approved a funding plan for a major transmission project expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and deliver about 1,200 megawatts of Quebec power to New England.

FERC did not say how much the project would cost in its release, but in December, the developers said the line would cost about $1 billion and transmit enough power to serve more than a million homes.

The project is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 4 million to 6 million short tons of carbon dioxide per year by displacing gas-fired generation in New England."

Scott DiSavino reports for Reuters May 21, 2009.


Source: Reuters, 05/22/2009