TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc. (TransCanada) is a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada PipeLines Ltd, a leading North American energy infrastructure company with over 60 years experience.
TransCanada currently owns and operates 5 hydroelectric projects regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the Deerfield and Connecticut Rivers. These projects include 3 storage reservoirs and 13 generation facilities. The licenses of 3 of these projects will expire on April 30, 2018. This website is a public source of information for the hydro relicensing process for the Wilder, Bellows Falls and Vernon Projects on the Connecticut River.
On October 31, 2012, we filed Notices of Intent and Pre-Application Documents to renew the operating licenses of our Wilder, Bellows Falls and Vernon Projects. This filing marks the beginning of a five year relicensing process for each project. These three hydro projects are an important part of our power portfolio, and we are committed to open and transparent engagement throughout the relicensing process.
Information about the relicensing of the three hydroelectric projects will be continually updated, and you can expect to find information about:
Renewing the operating licenses of these three hydro projects is an opportunity to find the best balance between environmental, recreational, and power generation needs. The relicensing process is expected to take about five years to complete, which gives stakeholders plenty of opportunity to provide feedback and input. Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders is an important aspect of our business. We strive to engage early and often.
A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 10,900 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States, enough to power approximately 11 million homes. More than one-third of the power we currently deliver in North America comes from alternative and renewable energy sources like these hydro projects.
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