Twin States Clean Energy Link Protects Natural Landscapes
And costs less for more miles. Why? Quotes and Links to Articles in NH and VT Newspapers.
We are hearing from legislators that there are as many as a dozen corridors in the works.
The LS Power corridor proposed through some of the best farmland in central Maine is likely the first of many.
Massachusetts’ ambitious net zero goals appear to rely on northern Maine’s supply of future wind and solar.
We can meet those goals AND preserve Maine’s natural beauty by using buried high voltage DC lines.
LS Power has prior experience with HVDC underground; they are currently working on two projects in California
NH and VT are doing a major transmission line called Twin State Clean Energy Link. 75 miles of the 211 mile line will be buried.
Stop Gateway Grid - Let’s plan ahead. Please read the article below and inform your legislators.
Here’s some recent Twin States Clean Energy Link press:
One of the messages we and our neighboring communities imparted to them at that time was how critical the beauty of our natural landscape is to Vermonters. Transmission lines, while necessary, are ugly. Taking this into account, National Grid went back to the drawing board and came back with a proposal to bury the Twin States line underground along existing roadways, preserving the pristine beauty of our state and saving hundreds of acres of forest from being cleared for its installation.
An advantage of Twin States is that, unlike other projects that have come before our state’s siting authorities, new cables will be buried on state roadways, and the line will utilize the existing transmission corridor and towers that have been in service for almost a century for the roughly 110-mile stretch in New Hampshire from Monroe to Londonderry.
“Twin States is a thoughtfully designed project that respects New Hampshire's natural beauty, minimizing visual impacts while delivering much-needed new clean energy to our state and across New England,” Sununu wrote in a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy.
In New Hampshire, about 25 miles of the transmission route would be buried along Route 135 near Dalton, Littleton and Monroe. [Note: and approximately 50 miles of new, underground lines primarily along Vermont Routes 141, 114, 102 and US Route 2.] About 110 miles of transmission would be located within current infrastructure; existing lines would be replaced with new wires that can handle more electricity.
On the price discrepancy:
“Maine has agreed to pay for 60% of the cost of the project and receive 60% of the power through contracts with Central Maine Power and Versant Power, Mulvey said.
Massachusetts will pick up the other 40% of the cost and benefit.”
Read this article to understand WHY and HOW the lines can be buried High Voltage DC. There are too many corridors in the works and no comprehensive plan. Stop Gateway Grid, we need to plan ahead.