“Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday that the state Public Service Commission approved a 93-mile 345-kilovolt transmission line starting in Oneida County and extending to Albany County to enable greater flow of clean energy as part of the 2021 State of the State.
The nearly $854 million project, named the Marcy to New Scotland Upgrade Project, is designed to speed the flow of clean, reliable electricity to high-demand markets downstate, according to a news release.
The initiative also increases transmission capacity to move power more efficiently in keeping with the goals of both the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act to lower carbon emissions and combat climate change, officials said.
Additionally, the project is expected to simulate the local and regional economy by increasing employment and earnings in the construction industry, according to the statement.”
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Observer Dispatch 21 Janaury 2021.