- 2800 MW of new Electric Transmission Capacity
- More Electricity from Wind and Hydropower Sources
- Increased Delivery of Renewable Energy
The Green Line Infrastructure Alliance proposes to address the challenge with new High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission projects that combine wind and hydroelectric resources. These HVDC projects will diversify New England’s fuel mix and meet its renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals.
The extra $3 billion New England consumers paid in wholesale electricity prices in the winter of 2014 is enough to finance most of a clean energy transmission system. These excess costs could recur, year after year, if alternatives are not developed. Wind and hydropower combined from throughout the northeast region and delivered to New England via new clean energy transmission projects, are a key part of the solution for the region.