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Lake Erie Power Corp. (LEPC), an independent energy transmission developer, has announced plans to build an underwater high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission project connecting Ontario to Pennsylvania. The company says the Lake Erie CleanPower Connector would help meet the growing demand for electricity in the state and the PJM grid.

According to LEPC, the transmission project would bring hydroelectric, wind, solar, natural gas and nuclear energy to the PJM grid, which supplies electricity to 13 states and the District of Columbia. The Lake Erie CleanPower Connector would entail placing two solid, six-inch transmission cables beneath Lake Erie, from Nanticoke, Ontario, to Erie County, Pa., a distance of approximately 65 miles.

The privately funded project is estimated to cost $1 billion, and commissioning is targeted by the end of 2017. However, LEPC notes the project requires approval by 2015. To achieve this, the company says it is holding a series of meetings with local, state and federal agencies, as well as environmental groups and local residents, to discuss the project and help alleviate concerns.




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