Atlantic Link

The Atlantic Link is a proposed undersea electrical transmission cable that will deliver electricity from hydropower facilities in Eastern Canada to Southern New England. This project was initially proposed in 2016 as a response to Massachusetts’s competitive solicitation for clean energy. This undersea cable is estimated to cost upwards of $2 billion and travel 563 kilometers. While the project is proposed to be built by Emera, it is a joint venture between Hydro-Quebec and Eversource, an energy company in New England.

Proposed route of the Atlantic Link. Photo courtesy of Emera Incorporated.

While this undersea transmission line has not yet been approved, Emera continues to advance this project. This transmission line will bring more dirty electricity from Hydro-Quebec to American markets and continue the false narrative of “clean hydro-power.”