Mohawk National Corporation of Canada signs green power line agreement with Hydro-Québec

Mohawk community Kahnawa:ke, Canada The Mohawk Council and Hydro-Québec have signed an agreement to jointly own a 58-kilometer (36-mile) transmission line that will carry renewable energy from Quebec to New York City. Thursday’s news release said.

The Hertel-New York interconnector will be a 400 kV underground transmission line extending from the Hertel substation in La Prairie, Quebec to the Canada-U.S. border. From there, it will connect to a separate transmission line in New York state.

When the Hertel Line opens in 2026, it will deliver 1,250 megawatts of renewable energy (primarily hydroelectric) to New York City, enough to power 1 million homes.

Hydro-Quebec said the utility and the Kahnawa:ke Mohawk Council will become co-owners of the Canadian portion of the line through its Horizon Kahnawa:ke Hydro-Quebec Limited Partnership.

“This agreement is particularly notable because it will be the first time Hydro-Québec shares ownership of its transmission infrastructure with third parties and Indigenous communities,” said Grand Chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer.

Construction of the Champlain Hudson Power Express, part of a transmission line on the U.S. side of the border, will begin in late 2022.

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