N.Y. regulators to hold public hearings on approximately 93-mile, 345-kV line

The commission noted that other ways to comment include through the internet at www.dps.ny.gov (Case Number 19-T-0549) and email at secretary@dps.ny.gov

The New York State Public Service Commission on Jan. 17 said that informational forums and public statement hearings on the “Edic/Marcy to New Scotland; Princetown to Rotterdam Project” will be held from March 3 to March 5 in various locations, starting in Utica and Herkimer in New York.

As noted in the filing, public comment is sought on the request by LS Power Grid New York, LLC, LS Power Grid New York Corporation I, and the New York Power Authority — collectively referred to as the joint applicants — for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need under Article VII of the Public Service Law to build the approximately 93-mile, 345-kV transmission line that would begin at the Edic substation in Marcy and end at the New Scotland substation in Albany.

The proposed project would pass through the towns of Deerfield and Marcy in Oneida County; the towns of Schuyler, Frankfort, German Flatts, Little Falls, Stark, and Danube, as well as the Village of Ilion in Herkimer County; the towns of Minden, Canajoharie, Root, Charleston, Glen, and Florida in Montgomery County; the towns of Duanesburg, Princetown, and Rotterdam in Schenectady County; and the towns of of Guilderland and New Scotland in Albany County.

The commission added that the project would also include upgrades to the Marcy and Edic substations, construction of a new substation in Princetown, construction of a new substation and upgrades to an existing substation in Rotterdam, and upgrades to the New Scotland substation, as well as the removal and replacement of segments of existing transmission lines.

Opportunities for public information and comment will be provided on:

  • March 3 in Utica and Herkimer
  • March 4 in Fonda
  • March 5 in Duanesburg and Guilderland

The commission noted that other ways to comment are through the internet at www.dps.ny.gov (Case Number 19-T-0549) and email at secretary@dps.ny.gov; by mail to Hon. Michelle L. Phillips, Secretary, Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, 12223-1350; and by phone at 1-800-335-2120.