ITC LAKE ERIE CONNECTOR PROJECT

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The ITC Lake Erie Connector is a proposed 1000 MW, bi-directional, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) underwater transmission line that would provide the first direct link between the markets of the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and PJM Interconnection, LLC (PJM). The line would enable transmission customers to more efficiently access energy, capacity, and renewable energy credit opportunities in both markets.

This project is being developed by ITC Holdings Corp., the largest independent electricity transmission company in the United States. ITC acquired the rights to develop the Lake Erie Connector project from Lake Erie Power Corp. in June 2014. ITC is a Fortis company.

PROJECT STATUS

POSTED MAR 01, 2022
Updated Lake Erie Connector Commitments Tracking Table. CLICK HERE


POSTED FEB 03, 2022
Updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. CLICK HERE


POSTED JAN 06, 2022
Updated Lake Erie Connector Commitments Tracking Table. CLICK HERE.


POSTED DEC 16, 2021
Updated Lake Erie Connector Commitments Tracking Table. CLICK HERE


POSTED NOV 10, 2021
Updated Lake Erie Connector Commitments Tracking Table. CLICK HERE


POSTED OCT 06, 2021
Updated Lake Erie Connector Commitments Tracking Table. CLICK HERE


POSTED SEP 09, 2021
Updated Lake Erie Connector Commitments Tracking Table. CLICK HERE.


POSTED AUG 19, 2021
Updated Lake Erie Connector Commitments Tracking Table. CLICK HERE.


POSTED JUL 09, 2021
Updated Lake Erie Connector Commitments Tracking Table. CLICK HERE.


POSTED JUN 10, 2021
Updated Lake Erie Connector Commitments Tracking Table. CLICK HERE


POSTED MAY 27, 2021
On May 20, 2021the Ontario Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines authorized the province’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to enter into contract negotiations for the Lake Erie Connector Project. Read the full statement HERE


POSTED MAY 12, 2021
Updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE


POSTED APR 27, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 27, 2021) — Americans for a Clean Energy Grid released a new report, “Transmission Projects Ready to Go: Plugging Into America’s Untapped Renewable Resources, ” which identifies 22 shovel ready, high-voltage transmission projects across the country that, if constructed, would significantly increase utilization of renewable energy.

These regional and interregional transmission lines would not only bring quality wind and solar resources to areas with high demand but also increase economic development and grid resiliency as well as provide cost-savings for consumers.

Click HERE to review the report.


POSTED APR 20, 2021
Updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE. 


POSTED MAR 10, 2021
Updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED FEB 11, 2021
Updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED JAN 10, 2021
Updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED DEC 01, 2020
Updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED NOV 02, 2020
Updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED OCT 01, 2020
Updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED SEP 03, 2020
Updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED JUL 15, 2020
Opinion: Investment in electricity sector could be just what we need to jump-start economic activity. 
READ MORE


POSTED JUL 05, 2020
The Lake Erie Connector can save Ontarians $100+ million/year, $4 billion over the life of the project. Learn more: VIEW BROCHURE.


POSTED JUN 27, 2020
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED JUN 01, 2020
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED APR 23, 2020
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED FEB 27, 2020
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED JAN 20, 2020
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED DEC 17, 2019
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED NOV 03, 2019
Canadian Energy Regulator Obligations Order and Authorizations Order for Holders of Certificates for International Power Lines

LETTER FOR OBLIGATIONS ORDER

OBLIGATIONS ORDER

LETTER FOR AUTHORIZATIONS

AUTHORIZATIONS ORDER


POSTED NOV 02, 2019
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED SEP 30, 2019
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table.  VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED AUG 21, 2019
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table.  VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED AUG 06, 2019
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table.  VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED JUN 10, 2019
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED APR 23, 2019
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED APR 09, 2019
ITC Holdings Corp. (“ITC”), a Fortis company, today issued its support of the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (“IESO”) recently announced planned changes to the structure of its electricity auctions. VIEW THE PRESS RELEASE


POSTED MAR 10, 2019
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table.  VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED FEB 07, 2019
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED JAN 15, 2019
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED DEC 05, 2018
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie Commitments Tracking Table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE.


POSTED NOV 05, 2018
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie commitments tracking table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE 


POSTED SEP 25, 2018
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie commitments tracking table. VIEW COMMITMENTS TRACKING TABLE


POSTED JUL 20, 2018
ITC Holdings releases updated Lake Erie commitments tracking table.

VIEW TRACKING TABLE


POSTED MAY 23, 2018
View the latest PROJECT OVERVIEW presentation for full details on the Lake Erie Connector project.


POSTED MAY 21, 2018
Read the latest update on the Lake Erie Connector project in the JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER.


POSTED OCT 26, 2017
ITC Lake Erie Connector LLC commends the Ontario Government on its 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan and charting a path for a more reliable, efficient and affordable energy future for the province, including a focus on reforming the energy market to support import and export of energy between jurisdictions.

VIEW THE PRESS RELEASE


POSTED OCT 24, 2017
On October 16, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the necessary permits for the ITC Lake Erie Connector transmission line. This approval completed the major permit application process for the project in the U.S. and Canada.

VIEW THE ITC PRESS RELEASE


POSTED JUN 28, 2017
On June 26, 2017, Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) issued a Certificate of Public Convenience Necessity for the project

VIEW THE ITC PRESS RELEASE
VIEW THE NEB CERTIFICATE
View the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection permits issued on May 25, 2017:
STATE WATER OBSTRUCTION AND ENCROACHMENT PERMIT
NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT FOR STORMWATER ASSOCIATED WITH CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES


POSTED JAN 19, 2017
On January 19, 2017, Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) recommended issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the project. VIEW THE ITC PRESS RELEASE
 VIEW THE NEB REPORT


POSTED JAN 12, 2017
On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy granted the project a Presidential Permit, which is required for international border-crossing projects. VIEW THE ITC PRESS RELEASE
 VIEW THE PRESIDENTIAL PERMIT


POSTED MAR 14, 2016
ITC is now in bilateral negotiations with prospective counter parties which participated in the company’s open solicitation process in 2015 for transmission capacity on the line. VIEW THE ITC PRESS RELEASE
 VIEW NOTICE OF OPEN SOLICITATION FOR TRANSMISSION CAPACITY
 VIEW PROJECT PRESENTATION


POSTED MAY 29, 2015
ITC filed a major PERMIT APPLICATION with the U.S. Department of Energy on May 29, 2015. VIEW THE ITC PRESS RELEASE


POSTED MAY 22, 2015
ITC filed a major PERMIT APPLICATION with Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) on May 22, 2015. 

VIEW THE ITC PRESS RELEASE

The NEB issued a Completeness Determination on October 19, 2015 – VIEW IN ENGLISHVIEW IN FRENCH

The ITC Lake Erie Connector NEB Application is available for public viewing at THESE LOCATIONS.


POSTED MAR 09, 2015
ITC has held or participated in numerous public consultations in Ontario and Pennsylvania — the respective terrestrial points of the line — to discuss the project and gather community input.  


POSTED JAN 05, 2015
ITC submitted a PROJECT DESCRIPTION to the National Energy Board of Canada in January 2015.


POSTED SEP 15, 2014
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved ITC’s request for confirmation of negotiated rate authority for the Lake Erie Connector project in September 2014. This approval allowed ITC to engage interested customers and conduct a formal, non-binding open solicitation for capacity on the line.


POSTED JUN 16, 2014
ITC has completed the necessary system impact studies in IESO and PJM, signed service agreements with the manufacturers of the converter stations and the submarine cable, and secured nearly all land necessary for the terrestrial cable route, converter stations and construction laydown areas.