Power agency backs $219 million upgrade from Elma to Royalton
- Oct 18, 2017 3:12 pm GMT
The agency that operates the state's power grid on Tuesday gave its backing to a proposed power transmission upgrade that would allow
Officials from the
"The cleaner, greener grid of the future will depend on a modernized, upgraded and expanded transmission system," said
The project, proposed by NextEra Energy Transmission New York, was selected from a pool of 10 proposals by various utilities and energy companies to provide greater access to the hydroelectric power in
The NextEra project would use existing and new transmission facilities. It would build a new high-voltage substation on
Power grid officials backed the project because it would make more efficient use of existing and new transmission facilities. The Dysinger substation would be a hub that connects seven different high-voltage lines. Its location also would reduce the distance to transmit electricity to the
The project also would build a 20-mile long high-voltage power line that links the
The project involves the construction of a new switchyard near the
NextEra now must begin the process of obtaining the various approvals and permits it needs from government agencies and authorities for siting, building and operating the transmission project. The PSC also must approve the project under its process for reviewing major utility transmission proposals.
The project is expected to take about 40 months to complete, assuming the ISO is able to reach a development agreement with NextEra. An ISO report estimated that the project could be completed by
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