Nalcor to Participate in Atlantic Link, Supplying Clean Energy to Massachusetts

July 31st, 2017

July 31, 2017, St. John’s, NL – Nalcor Energy is a participant in the Emera-owned Atlantic Link project, a proposed 1,000 megawatt interconnection that will deliver wind and hydroelectric power to Massachusetts.

The Atlantic Link proposal is in response to a clean energy procurement RFP issued by Massachusetts earlier this year.

The proposed Atlantic Link will integrate supply from multiple wind and hydro suppliers in Atlantic Canada, including Nalcor, to offer a competitive, clean energy product. It is scheduled to be in service by December 2022.

Emera commenced a competitive solicitation in January 2017 for expressions of interest to supply clean energy to Massachusetts via the Atlantic Link project. Nalcor responded with interest to supply available surplus energy following completion of the Muskrat Falls project, and has now completed formal commercial arrangements with Emera.

Under the proposal, Nalcor will supply approximately 1.1 terawatt hours of energy annually to the Atlantic Link for a 20-year term. Any energy committed will be surplus to Newfoundland and Labrador’s own domestic demand.

It is anticipated that Massachusetts will notify successful proponents in early 2018.

“We welcome the opportunity to participate and compete as part of this proposal to deliver clean, reliable energy to Massachusetts. Nalcor continues to assess options to optimize value from the province’s excess hydropower and the new generation and transmission assets being developed in the province.”
Stan Marshall, President and CEO, Nalcor Energy

Click here for the Emera news release.

For more information on the Atlantic Link, see www.atlanticlink.com.

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