Open House meetings scheduled to provide more information on the proposed New England clean power link


BURLINGTON -- TDI New England has scheduled six open house meetings in Vermont at locations along the proposed overland route of the New England Clean Power Link transmission project to meet with community members and provide more information on the project.

The meetings will feature company representatives and consultants who will be available to discuss the project with interested members of the public.

These meetings will focus on the proposed overland segment of the project, where the transmission line is proposed to be buried within State and Local road right-of-ways. Handouts and other information will be available.

TDI New England Chief Executive Officer Donald Jessome said, "We are looking forward to having these open houses and discussing the proposed project with Vermonters. The Clean Power Link will have tremendous benefits for Vermont and all of New England, but we also understand the public needs to have as much information as possible to understand the project. We are committed to developing the project in an open, transparent manner and we encourage everyone who is interested to attend a meeting."

TDI New England has already spent months conducting outreach to local officials, stakeholder groups and landowners to inform them about the project. These meetings are the next step in the public outreach the company has planned for the project. In addition to these meetings, there will be many chances for the public to receive updates on the project and provide comments throughout the state and federal permitting process.

The meeting details are as follows:

August 19: Ludlow Town Hall, 37 Depot St., Ludlow from 7-9 p.m.

August 21: Mount Holly Town Offices, 50 School St., Mount Holly from 6-8 p.m.

August 27: Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main St., Castleton from 7-9 p.m.

August 28: Alburgh Town Offices, 1 North Main St., Alburgh from 6-8 p.m.

September 2: Clarendon Community Center, Moulton Ave/Grange Hall Road, Clarendon from 6-8 p.m.

September 4: Benson Community Hall, 2724 Stage Road, Benson from 6-8 p.m.

About the New England Clean Power Link: The New England Clean Power Link is a proposed 154-mile underwater and underground transmission line that would deliver 1,000 MW of clean, lower-cost, hydroelectricity to the New England market. The line is being developed with private sector financing by TDI New England and would originate at the U.S. -- Canadian border and travel underwater down Lake Champlain to Benson, Vermont and through existing road rights-of-ways to a new converter station that would be built in Ludlow, Vermont.


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