On August 30, 2017
NYS State to Rebuild Power Transmission Infrastructure in State’s North Country
In another move to meet his goal of 50 percent renewable electricity in New York State by 2030, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that 78 miles of power transmission infrastructure in the state’s North Country will be rebuilt. Modernizing the north-south power transmission artery will strengthen the state’s electric power grid and allow for more upstate renewable energy to connect to the power system statewide. The modernization, known as the Moses-Adirondack Smart Path Reliability Project, will play a key role in moving power from upstate, where many renewable initiatives are coming on stream, to areas where it is needed downstate. The project will “ensure the continued reliability of New York’s power system and help make Governor Cuomo’s Clean Energy Highway vision a reality by linking more renewable energy sources to the grid,” noted Gil C. Quiniones, President and CEO of the New York Power Authority, the country’s largest state-owned electric utility and an NYSSGC member. For the Governor’s press release, click here.