National Grid cancels New England transmission project feted by DOE

By Eric Bazail-Eimil | 03/06/2024 06:41 AM EST

The Twin States Clean Energy Link was expected to share $1.3 billion in infrastructure funding.

The utility behind the Twin States Clean Energy Link canceled the transmission project on Tuesday despite an expected financing boost from the bipartisan infrastructure law.

The project, which would have expanded grid access across New England and in neighboring Quebec, was expected to share in a $1.3 billion funding commitment from the Department of Energy.

“Unfortunately, National Grid has determined that the project is not viable at this time,” a spokesperson for the company said via email. “We will continue to pursue paths to building much-needed transmission capacity for the region and for our customers and communities.”


Massachusetts-based Commonwealth Beacon was the first to break news of the project cancellation, with sources telling the outlet National Grid and its partner Citizens Energy failed to secure sufficient buyers to move forward with construction.