About the Atlantic Link

Atlantic Link would deliver clean, reliable, carbon-free electricity from land-based wind farms and hydro facilities in Atlantic Canada.

The Project

Atlantic Link would deliver clean, reliable, carbon-free electricity from land-based wind farms and hydro facilities in eastern Canada through a secure, subsea transmission cable. The Atlantic Link project would use existing transmission infrastructure that currently connects the Pilgrim Nuclear Station to the New England grid. Pilgrim is scheduled to permanently close in mid-2019.

Atlantic Link Route Map

The Details

A 1,000-megawatt, high-voltage, direct current subsea cable (approximately 375 miles long).

The cable would enter the water at Coleson Cove, just south of Saint John, New Brunswick.

The cable would land near the site of the Pilgrim Nuclear Station in Plymouth, MA. The Atlantic Link project would have minimal impact on land because the transmission cable is being installed under water.

Ml Cable2

Our Experience

Emera Inc. has proven experience delivering similar projects in North America. Most recently, an Emera company completed a 110-mile submarine HVDC cable project—the Maritime Link—that now connects the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador. The Maritime Link went into service early in 2018.