New England Clean Power Link: Project Development Portal

Project Schedule

TDI is committed to making the development of this project open and transparent for regulators and citizens alike. This page presents a summary of the major milestones achieved to date and the milestones that will be achieved between now and the onset of construction activity.

As is the case with any project of this magnitude, there are multiple levels of review at the state and federal levels, and the outline below is subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates. This page was last updated on October 7, 2013.

Winter 2009/2010
  • Presidential Permit application made to the U.S. Department of Energy - Filed January 2010
  • Initial Article VII application made to New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) - Filed March 2010
Spring 2010
  • First public meetings held along the route - 5 public meetings completed by May 2010
Summer 2010
  • Marine Route Survey completed - July 2010
  • Federal review process begins - 7 public meetings completed by July 2010
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorizes the project to charge negotiated rates - Granted July 2010
  • Article VII application completeness determination - Issued August 2010
Fall 2010
  • Application made to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New York Department of State for federal permits and reviews, including "coastal zone consistency"
  • Article VII hearings commence - 5 public meetings completed by November 2010
  • Article VII settlement meetings commence
Winter 2010/2011
  • New York Independent System Operator approval of Project's System Reliability Impact Study - granted March 2011
Spring 2011 Summer - Fall 2011
  • Joint Proposal Settlement negotiations
Winter 2011/2012 Spring 2012 Summer 2012
  • PSC evidentiary hearings on Joint Proposal held July 18-20
  • Final briefs submitted in Article VII process on September 7
Fall 2012
  • Second Marine Route Survey Completed – November 2012
Winter 2012/2013 Spring 2013 Summer 2013
  • New York Independent System Operator accepts Astoria-Rainey Cable as elective system upgrade facility.
Fall 2013 Winter 2013/14
  • Final EIS issued
Spring 2014
  • Presidential Permit to be Issued
  • Army Corps 404 Certificate Issued
  • PSC to approve Initial EM&CP