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Lake Erie Connector Project to Move Forward

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Efforts to install a high-voltage cable under Lake Erie are moving forward.

The $1 billion project, known as the Lake Erie Connector, will move electricity generated in Canada to Erie County through Lake Erie.

The company ITC Holding Corp. out of Michigan plans to run a 73 mile long transmission cable under Lake Erie.

It would connect to two converter stations, including one in Nanticoke, Ontario and another in Erie, at Penelec's Erie West substation.

Canada's National Energy Board recently approved the proposal, just a week after the United States granted a permit for the project.

The company hopes to begin the project in 2019.

ITC Holding Corp. is expected to pay for the entire project.

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