Construction begins on $854 million transmission project

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Construction is underway on a $854 million project to upgrade energy transmission along 93-mile 345-kilovolt (kV) in the Mohawk Valley and Capital Region.

The Marcy to New Scotland Transmission Upgrade Project is designed to increase transmission capacity and help deliver more renewable energy to higher demand areas across the state.

In addition, the project will stimulate the local and regional economies by creating and supporting hundreds of clean energy construction jobs. The project, managed jointly by LS Power Grid New York and the New York Power Authority, puts New York on track to meet its goals under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which includes a zero-emissions electricity sector by 2040, 70 percent renewable energy generation by 2030, and economy-wide carbon neutrality.

The project upgraded 93 miles of transmission lines and included construction of two new substations between NYPA’s central transmission hub in Marcy in Oneida County and New Scotland in Albany County. The project uses existing electric transmission corridors and replaces aging and outdated transmission towers with the latest technologies to increase energy efficiency.

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