Welcome to Lake Erie Power Corp
Lake Erie Power Corp (LEPC) is an independent energy transmission developer serving the North American market. LEPC’s Values and Principles are at the core of everything we do.
LEPC’s focus is on increasing the supply of energy in North America using safe and reliable high-voltage direct current (HVDC) technology. LEPC is committed to responsible development that respects local communities and minimizes environmental impact.
The Lake Erie Connector is a 1,000 MW HVDC electric transmission line connecting Canada and the United States. Energy will be delivered from Ontario at a converter station that will be built near Nanticoke, Ontario. Transmission lines located beneath Lake Erie will cross the international border between Canada and the United States. The southern terminus will be located in Erie County.
The Project will provide an opportunity for PJM (Regional Transmission Organization comprised of thirteen states including Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia) to tap into a new source of energy, including hydroelectric, wind, and other renewables as well as nuclear and combined-cycle gas generation. In doing so, it significantly improves grid reliability and stability in PJM, and will reduce electricity congestion. Lake Erie Connector will avoid the effects of traditional overhead transmission projects by placing the cables beneath water and ground surfaces.
The HVDC transmission system primarily consists of two solid-state (no fluids) HVDC electric cables, each approximately six inches in diameter, connecting the converter stations in each country. Each HVDC converter station will, in turn, be connected to a nearby High-Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) substation.