A major transmission line proposal for the Northeast Kingdom and North Country took a significant step forward Monday with the announcement that it had been selected for a federal program intended to support its development. The U.S. Department of Energy announced the Twin States Clean Energy Link had been selected as one of three projects nationwide to receive investment through the U.S. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Transmission Facilitation Program. Twin States Clean Energy Link is a proposed 1,200 MW bi-directional transmission line that would connect Quebec with the New England grid. The project is estimated at $2 billion. The Twin States Clean Energy Link has been proposed by National Grid, which promotes the project’s positive impact on New England’s climate, clean energy, and energy security goals. National Grid has been holding community outreach sessions across the region to explain the project and work on its development and planning.
- The Vermont State Police has made two arrests arising from the fatal shooting
- Vermonters with information about fish and wildlife crimes to submit them