New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion and energization of a $68.7 million major power system infrastructure project involving the placement of new underwater transmission cables, spanning 1.7 miles, across Lake Champlain. The new power cables, laid as much as 195 feet below the lake’s surface, enable power flow to and from Vermont along with improved power communications systems.
“This ambitious transmission project will provide a vital upgrade and strengthen our clean energy economy,” Gov. Cuomo said. “New York will continue to make proactive investments to our power system infrastructure, creating a power grid that can continue to supply affordable, reliable energy.”