Grand Isle Intertie
The Grand Isle Intertie is a proposed electric transmission line running from Plattsburg, New York to Burlington, Vermont that positions the Green Mountain State, as well as the rest of New England, to secure affordable renewable power, and move substantially down the path to a carbon-free future.
The New England states have collectively committed to meeting an increasing share of their electricity needs with renewable energy sources. Each year this need grows by the equivalent of 400-500 MW of new wind farm capacity, however, siting difficulties and transmission constraints are making it increasingly difficult to meet this need from resources located within New England. The Grand Isle Intertie will enable the cost effective delivery of renewable power to New England from northern New York, where resources are similarly bottle-necked by intrastate transmission constraints.