Statement from Green Line Infrastructure Alliance Reacting to NE Governors’ Regional Energy Forum
The statement below is from the Green Line Infrastructure Alliance in reaction to today’s announcement following the New England Governor’s Regional Energy Forum:
“We commend the New England governors for collaborating on this issue and making it a top priority, because our energy challenges and opportunities are regional and no state can address them individually. Diversifying and greening the regional energy portfolio are ‘must-haves’ to ensure our economic and environmental well-being. The innovation of delivering wind power from Northern New England firmed up by abundant and affordable hydropower from Canada via large-scale transmission is cost-effective, buildable and will help states meet their clean energy requirements. New England’s residents and businesses deserve a clean, reliable, secure energy future and we look forward to working with the governors to be part of the solution,” said Ed Krapels, CEO of Anbaric Transmission, and Stan Blazewicz, Vice President of Business Development at National Grid, the leaders of the Green Line Infrastructure Alliance.
About Green Line Infrastructure Alliance
National Grid, one of the world’s largest transmission companies and an energy provider with deep roots in the Northeast, and Anbaric, an innovative, proven transmission project developer, joined forces in 2014 as the Green Line Infrastructure Alliance. The alliance reflects the companies’ shared vision to help transform New England’s energy landscape while driving a healthy regional economy and environment. Together they will deliver a combination of two highly complementary sources of clean, abundant and affordable energy—onshore wind and hydropower—to the region. The alliance will work to develop large-scale, high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission projects that combine wind and hydropower to address regional energy issues that are critical to policymakers and energy consumers such as rising prices, declining fuel diversity and the need for more renewable energy. Follow GLIA on Twitter at @GreenLineIA.