For Immediate Release
Posted: May 03, 2023


Communications Director
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A Clean, Renewable Solution to Lower Energy Costs: Governor Sununu Statement Supporting the Twin States Clean Energy Link

Concord, NH – Today, following release of the Twin States Clean Energy Link proposal by National Grid – a 211-mile renewable energy transmission project to deliver 1,200 MW of clean Canadian hydropower to New England – Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement:

“New Hampshire is always looking to put solutions on the table that lower energy rates for consumers, and the Twin States Clean Energy Link makes use of clean, renewable energy to do just that,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “With a low-impact plan that utilizes already existing infrastructure, this project is a win-win for families and businesses across the Granite State.”

The project will bolster reliability and add resiliency to the electric system by bringing additional hydropower to the ISO-New England grid. It is anticipated the project will save ratepayers billions in just the first fifteen years of operations.

The proposed link, slated to run through Vermont and New Hampshire, makes use of existing transmission corridors and infrastructure, along with new, buried lines to minimize impact.

As New Hampshire continues to prepare for the development of offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine, the bi-directional transmission capability of the Twin States Clean Energy Link will enable New England to export excess power to Quebec in the future.

The project proposal is currently before the United States Department of Energy’s Transmission Facilitation Program. A letter from Governor Sununu to the Department of Energy supporting the program can be found here.

Note: Questions related to the Twin States Clean Energy Link can be directed to John Lamontagne at