Overview of Public Documents
The Champlain Hudson Power Express has received all material permits and is now focused on completing pre-construction activities. Numerous State, Federal and Local authorities have completed a rigorous review of the project and issued permits that enable its construction and operation. The Public Documents Section of this website provides access to key public documents filed or issued in the context of the regulatory process.
U.S. government agencies have issued a number of federal permits and approvals for the project. The Department of Energy issued a Presidential Permit for electric transmission facilities that connect at the international border, and the Army Corps of Engineers issued permits for activities that implicate the navigable waters of the United States and related infrastructure. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted CHPE the authority to sell transmission rights at negotiated rates.
New York Review
New York State places responsibility for permitting the portions of the project within the State squarely with the Department of Public Service and, following a thorough review of all aspects of the project, the five-member Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need which clarifies the terms and conditions under which the Project must be constructed and operated. Other state agencies have performed reviews and/or issued permits pursuant to laws relating to coastal zone management (Department of State), historic preservation (State Historic Preservation Officer), and stormwater discharge management (Department of Environmental Conservation).
Independent System Operator Reviews
The reliability of the transmission system in New York is the responsibility of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). An interconnection application has been filed with the NYISO in connection with the Project, and technical studies have been completed.