The ITC Lake Erie Connector received a “Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity” from Canada, one more step in the necessary approval process before beginning construction of a project no one needs.
The news release states:
The ITC Lake Erie Connector is a proposed 1,000 MW, bi-directional, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) underwater transmission line that would provide the first direct link between the markets of the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and PJM Interconnection, LLC (PJM). The project would enable transmission customers to more efficiently access energy, capacity and renewable energy credit opportunities in both markets.
The news release neglects to mention, they do not have an electricity export authorization pursuant to section 202 (e) of the Federal Power Act for transmission south to north, from the US to Canada, so we are not exporting any power through the cable. It’s a one way project for Canada to offload expensive renewable energy onto the United States electricity consumer, power we are perfectly capable of producing ourselves at less cost.
For a complete explanation of this project, please read our previous articles linked below that explain in detail, what it is, who owns it, where it’s going and why it’s unnecessary. Erie County, the State of Pennsylvania and the United States have zero need for this and county residents and electric ratepayers should understand why.
Review the Lake Erie Underwater Cable Then Tell Them What You Think
What Everybody Ought to Know About the Lake Erie Underwater Power Cable
Obama’s DOE Gives Last Minute Presidential Permit to Lake Erie Connector