Bulk Power Transmission Facilities in New York State
Welcome to New York Transco
New York Transco is an owner and developer of bulk power transmission facilities in New York State. Our mission is to plan, develop, and own new high-voltage electric transmission projects in New York State designed to reduce energy prices for the state’s consumers, facilitate the growth of renewable generation sources, and ensure long-term grid reliability.
In June 2016, New York Transco energized three new projects: Ramapo to Rock Tavern; Frasers-Coopers; and Staten Island Unbottling. These transmission upgrades not only contribute to reliability if Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant were to shut down, they also significantly reduce upstate to downstate transmission congestion which saves money for electricity consumers.
New York Transco, together with Grid NY LLC, a subsidiary of National Grid, has proposed additional projects in the New York ISO Public Policy Planning Process to further decrease upstate to downstate transmission congestion which will save money for consumers and encourage upstate renewable development.
Ramapo - Rock Tavern 345 kV Line
A second 345 kV transmission line was installed on existing double circuit towers between a new 345/138 kV Substation at Sugarloaf and Central Hudson’s existing, but now expanded, Rock Tavern 345 kV substation in northern, Orange Country. The project also allows an existing 15 mile feeder between Ramapo and Sugarloaf stations that had been operating at 138V to operate at 345 kV, adding a total of 27 miles of new 345 kV transmission between Con Edison’s Ramapo and the Rock Tavern substations.
Fraser - Coopers Corners 345 kV line with Reactive Support
21 miles of a 345 kV transmission line was re-conductored and 240 MVAR series capacitor bank was added between NYSEG’s 345 kV Fraser substation near Delhi, New York and Coopers Corners substation near Monticello, New York. The project also included the replacement of 12 towers and refurbishment of 20 existing towers.