FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2019
Contact: John Maserjian
New York Transco to Advance Electric Transmission Project that Reuses Existing Utility Corridors to Replace Aging Infrastructure
The New York Energy Solution Will Unlock System Congestion and
Facilitate Renewables with Minimal Environmental Impact
Albany, NY (April 11, 2019) – New York Transco was selected as the developer for Segment B of the AC Transmission Public Policy Project by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). The selected project—New York Energy Solution (NYES)—stays within existing utility rights-of-way and replaces nearly 80-year old transmission assets located in the upper to mid-Hudson Valley with streamlined, modernized technology, which will enable surplus clean energy resources in upstate New York to help achieve the State’s energy goals.
“We are pleased to be selected to deliver important transmission upgrades that address bottlenecks in the electric system and help deliver clean energy to the residents of New York State,” said Victor Mullin, President of New York Transco. “NYES was designed with the utmost care by incorporating community input to re-use and stay within existing utility rights-of-way.”
New York Transco, working with National Grid, proposed this Project through the competitive NYISO Public Policy Transmission Planning Process. NYES will help alleviate constraints on the transmission system that delivers electricity between the upstate and downstate regions, as identified in statewide transmission studies. The Project will replace aging electric infrastructure, improve resiliency and storm hardening, and unlock upstate renewable development to meet state environmental goals.
“We are committed to working with the NYISO, our regulators, route communities, and all stakeholders involved in the permitting and implementation of this vital project,” stated Mullin.
The Project, placing a priority on regular and open stakeholder engagement, will soon begin the permitting and regulatory process under New York’s detailed Article VII siting. Field survey work to support project engineering and design will begin in May 2019. Pending approvals, New York Transco expects the project to be in-service by the end of December 2023.
About New York Transco
New York Transco is an owner and developer of bulk power transmission facilities in New
York State. Its mission is to develop new electric transmission solutions in New York designed to reduce energy prices, facilitate the growth of renewable energy, and ensure system reliability. Completed projects include Ramapo to Rock Tavern, Frasers-Coopers Corners and Staten Island Unbottling. New York Transco is owned by subsidiaries of Con Edison, National Grid, AVANGRID, and CH Energy Group.
For more information on New York Transco, visit www.NYTransco.com.
About New York Energy Solution
New York Energy Solution (NYES) is an electric transmission project developed by National Grid working with New York Transco. The purpose of this project is to relieve congestion and open a path for renewables on the bulk power electric transmission system in the Hudson Valley region. The project stays within existing utility rights-of-way and replaces aging infrastructure in 11 communities to support the State’s economic and environmental priorities. Key components include a new switching station in Schodack, a new 54-mile 345 kV overhead transmission line from Schodack to Pleasant Valley, New York, an upgraded Churchtown switching station in Claverack, and upgrades to the Pleasant Valley Substation in Pleasant Valley. Pending regulatory approvals, the project is anticipated to be in-service at the end of December 2023.
For more information on New York Energy Solution, visit www.NY-ES.com.