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Power line developer files for federal permit

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - An energy project developer has formally asked the U.S. Department of Energy for approval to build a 1,000-megawatt, underwater and underground power line to bring Canadian power through Vermont to New England.

TDI New England said on Tuesday it had filed a presidential permit application with the Energy Department for a project it is calling the Clean Power Link.

Its plan is to run the line 154 miles from the Canadian border under Lake Champlain and then east to Ludlow.

In Ludlow, developers plan to hook into the Vermont Electric Power Co. high-voltage transmission network, which will enable the power to be sent to southern New England.

The project also needs approval from the Vermont Public Service Board and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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