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VELCO: No expanded high voltage transmission corridor from Hydro-Quebec planned in near future

06 Dec

An October motion before the Vermont Public Service Board rejuvenates an old fear for some: new transmission lines through Vermont from Quebec to Southern New England.

Sen. Vince Illuzzi, R-Essex-Orleans, in a motion to intervene in the board proceeding relating to a merger of the state’s two largest utilities, says Vermont will become “the route of choice” for transmission to serve population centers in Southern New England. Illuzzi attached a map produced by the Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) in 2008, showing two proposed high voltage transmission lines through the Northeast Kingdom to New Hampshire. Illuzzi’s motion states that the map shows “if transmission from Quebec was not possible through New Hampshire, then it could build two new high voltage transmission lines through the Northeast Kingdom.”

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