Expert: Quebec-Massachusetts electric energy transportation


Published: 17Nov2020

Hydro-Québec's energy corridor project, which will potentially supply electricity to the New England power grid, mainly to Massachusetts, has just passed an important milestone. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the federal environmental permit for the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) transmission line project. (Journal de Montréal)

Here is an expert from McGill University who can provide comment on this issue:

François Bouffard, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The fight against climate change requires global solutions. Once constructed, the NECEC will displace carbon-based electricity generation in the New England market. Its construction will attempt to minimize environmental impacts on both sides of the border by sharing existing electricity transmission right of ways, while avoiding having to develop several land hungry renewable energy projects in the region.”

François Bouffard is an Associate Professor and a William Dawson Scholar in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests are in the fields of power system economics, reliability, control and optimization. Secondary skills and interests include operations research, data science, mixed-integer and stochastic optimization techniques for power system operation and planning.

francois.bouffard [at] (English, French)

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