Developers of high voltage power lines are starting to stake out routes in Vermont to import electricity from Canada to markets in southern New England. The interest in Vermont as a transmission corridor is unprecedented. State and utility officials are approaching the projects cautiously, but say they could represent a unique opportunity to win financial benefits for the state with minimum environmental cost.
VPR News Director John Dillon has long followed these issues and reported earlier this week that out-of-state utilities are eyeing Vermont as a pathway to move electricity from Canada to southern New England. He spoke with Vermont Edition about their plans.