New York PSC seeks comment on NYSEG’s proposed 115-kV line

New York state regulators are seeking comment regarding New York State Electric & Gas’ (NYSEG) proposed 115-kV Columbia County Transmission Project and will hold a public statement hearing on June 14.

The approximately 11-mile line and related facilities will be located in the towns of Chatham, Ghent and Stockport in Columbia County, N.Y., the state Public Service Commission (PSC) added on May 31.

NYSEG filed with the PSC in May 2012 its application for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need to build the project.

The public information forum will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the public statement hearing at 5 p.m., on June 14.

Interested parties may also comment through e-mail, mail and by telephone, the PSC added.

The 11.1-mile line connects the existing NYSEG Klinekill substation and an existing National Grid USA 115-kV transmission line with a new NYSEG switching station in Ghent, a NYSEG spokesperson told TransmissionHub on June 3. The project is sponsored by NYSEG and its proposed completion date is December 2015.

The proposed project would help ensure safe, reliable service for nearly 10,000 NYSEG customers in the region by providing an additional source of electricity, the spokesperson added. The project addresses the limited sources of electricity for the Chatham area of NYSEG’s Mechanicville Division and the potential loss of NYSEG’s Churchtown-Craryville transmission line, the backbone of NYSEG’s local electricity delivery system.

NYSEG is a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, which is a subsidiary of Iberdrola S.A.  

National Grid is a subsidiary of National Grid plc.

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