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Project Overview

In response to a public policy need identified by the New York State Independent System Operator (NYISO), New York Transco, working with National Grid, developed transmission upgrade solutions to relieve congestion on New York’s bulk electric power system.

The proposed NYES will retire, replace and upgrade aging electric infrastructure to relieve congestion, enhance reliability and facilitate renewable energy. This will be done by re-using existing utility rights-of-way and assets.

Core components of the project are a new 54-mile 345kV electric transmission line from the Town of Schodack in Rensselaer County to the Town of Pleasant Valley in Dutchess County, a new switching station in Schodack, NY, and ancillary electric transmission work in Rensselaer, Columbia, Dutchess and Orange County.