New England Leaders Support Twin States

Governor Chris Sununu (NH)

“Rate payers come first in New Hampshire. Tapping into hydropower resources, the Twin States Clean Energy Link project makes use of clean, renewable energy to deliver the region a reliable energy source with cost savings for consumers. This project is a win for New Hampshire.”

Governor Phil Scott (VT)

“This project represents a great opportunity for Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom. We look forward to working with our partners as it moves forward and evaluating the benefits to Vermont.”

Governor Maura Healey (MA)

"Massachusetts is proud to support funding for the Twin States Project. This project could chart a new path in our region’s long-standing energy partnership with Canada, with the promise of benefits on both sides of the border through the exchange of clean, affordable energy delivered to our communities and businesses at a critical time.  We look forward to working with the Twin States Project and our partner states to explore ways to share costs and lower bills for all of our residents."

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

“Bolstering clean energy in the Northeast is vital to addressing high electricity costs, and it’s important we invest in projects that deliver clean power. The Twin States Clean Energy Link has the potential to meet those expectations while also contributing to economic development and emissions reductions in the region. I’m proud that two years after I helped negotiate the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, this legislation continues to deliver landmark investments in our state’s core infrastructure needs.”

U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)

“Our energy sector is at a critical turning point, and we need more projects that bring clean power to the people. By moving more clean energy between Canada and Massachusetts, the Twin States Clean Energy Link can cut greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs, ensure winter reliability, and improve our economy.”

U.S. Congresswoman Becca Balint (D-VT)

“I'm grateful the Department of Energy is making meaningful investments in New England's clean energy future. This historic federal effort will be so impactful as we tackle the effects of climate change and realize our clean energy goals. I look forward to the cost savings and green jobs this will bring to New England.”

U.S. Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA/3)

“The Department of Energy’s selection of the Twin States Clean Energy Link was only made possible through the federal funding secured in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which is bringing clean energy to communities across our country. I’m proud to have voted for this historic legislation and to oversee its implementation here in the Commonwealth,” said Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03). “A clean energy future is not only an environmental imperative but also a necessity to lower energy costs for families and foster the creation of good paying jobs. The Twin States Project will expand our energy partnership with Canada while delivering real results and savings for families and businesses across Massachusetts.”

U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA/6)

“Investing in renewable energy infrastructure is essential, especially as Massachusetts and the U.S. strive to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. National Grid’s Twin States Clean Energy Link project will create hundreds of good-paying jobs and help bring more affordable, renewable energy to households across the Commonwealth. I'm thrilled that the Department of Energy is awarding Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to help make this project possible. This is an important piece of the puzzle as we explore different ways to transition to a cleaner, greener economy.”

Michael Monahan, IBEW Second District Vice President

"The IBEW has been proud to partner with the Twin States Clean Energy Link since day one. This selection affirms our belief that the project accomplishes maximum benefit with minimal visual impact, while unlocking new opportunities for the region's clean energy economy and the working people who are building it. Our members look forward to supporting the project through permitting and completing its ultimate construction."

MA State Senator Michael Barrett, Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy

“This project will contribute another puzzle piece to the assembly of a new regional grid.  It proposes to be multi-state, bidirectional, and transparent about the allocation of costs and benefits. These are the grounds on which we should welcome new construction, so this is promising indeed.”

MA State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy

"Key to the Commonwealth’s successful, timely decarbonization is our ability to make proactive grid investments with federal support, regional collaboration, local benefits, and minimal environmental impacts. I commend DOE for recognizing this project’s ability to unlock clean, reliable energy for New England as we seek to modernize our grid to accommodate increased electric demand."

Dave Snedeker, Executive Director of Northeastern Vermont Development Association

“NVDA is thrilled about the opportunities the Twin States Clean Energy Link provides to the Vermont communities along the project route, the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) and the entire state of Vermont. The project will provide significant long-term economic benefits to the NEK, a region with longstanding economic challenges, significantly reduce property taxes for route community residents, reduce electricity rates for all Vermonters and help combat the climate crisis. What’s more, the project has been designed with Vermont values in mind and will have virtually no visual and very little environmental impact. NVDA is proud to partner with National Grid on this incredible project.”


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