By connecting Long Island to the backbone of the eastern U.S. power network, this project will improve the resiliency of Long Island’s electrical grid for years to come.
This project boosts the resiliency of Long Island’s grid by diversifying Long Island’s energy portfolio with new sources of power from a variety of locations. This diversification can help prevent the long outages that can follow extreme weather events like Superstorm Sandy.
The project will transport renewable energy via a buried state-of-the-art cable. This technology, called high-voltage, direct current (HVDC), has no impact on the environment or human health, and produces no electromagnetic field (EMF).
FASTER RECOVERY FROM BLACKOUTS
The Clean Energy Link can speed restoration of power after a blackout, and is expected to be operational by the end of 2020.