New York Transco has successfully energized the New York Energy Solution (NYES), a 345 kV clean energy transmission project in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley, in two years post beginning construction and six-months before schedule with more than 1 million consecutive safe work hours.
The energization, six-months ahead of schedule, was marked on Aug. 16 with a ribbon cutting ceremony held at neighboring agricultural operator Bee Hollow Farm and Apiary’s field with a backdrop of the newly constructed and energized NYES transmission line.
The project upgraded an existing 55 mile electric transmission corridor on utility owned property through portions of Rensselaer, Columbia and Dutchess counties. The developer replaced old transmission structures with new storm-resilient monopoles to build the project.
The new transmission line with associated new and upgraded substations will not only help relieve transmission congestion but also provide the carrying capacity required to deliver renewable energy from northern New York generating sources to homes and businesses in the Hudson Valley and beyond.
The project helps New York meet the clean energy goals outlined in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which aims 70% renewable energy generation by 2030 and a zero-emissions electricity sector by 2040.