New England to harness Canada hydropower with 300-mile power cable

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A 300-mile power transmission cable would be buried on land and run underwater from Maine to Boston in a proposal to tap Canada's hydropower for power-hungry southern New England.

New England governors say they need up to 3,600 MW of renewable energy to meet green energy goals, while also lowering costs and offsetting losses as aging power plants go offline.

In coming months, they are expected to seek proposals for 1,200 to 3,600 MW of transmission capacity. The so-called "Green Line" is one of two proposals in Maine. There are also proposals in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Patrick Woodcock, the governor's energy chief in Maine, said it is time to act because energy rates are sky high and the region is too reliant on fossil fuels.

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