The New York ISO has approved two projects that will add significant new transmission capacity to the state’s system, helping move renewable energy from upstate generators into load centers like New York City.
The projects must still receive approval from the New York Public Service Commission. Clean energy advocates celebrated the ISO’s decision but are also calling on the grid operator and PSC to work together on improving the process for identifying transmission needs.
The projects will increase Central East transfer capability by at least 350 MW and UPNY/SENY transfer capability by at least 900 MW, according to the ISO. These would be the first large-scale, high-voltage, alternating current transmission facilities constructed in the Empire State in three decades.”
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Walton, Robert. Utility Dive 17 April 2019.