(Graphic from Propel NY)

Electric Grid Improvements Coming To Nassau County

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York Transco are advancing Propel NY Energy, an innovative electric transmission project that will improve reliability and resiliency and the delivery of clean energy, including offshore wind, through electric grid improvements in parts of Long Island, New York City and Westchester County. Building these clean energy pathways will result in long-term benefits for New York homes and businesses.

To bolster the reliability, resiliency and capacity of the downstate grid, New York is working to achieve the State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act’s goal for a zero emissions electricity grid by 2040.

The transmission grid in downstate New York will need to accept a significant amount of clean offshore wind (currently more than 4 gigawatts have been awarded, goal is 9 gigawatts) and deliver it to energy customers throughout New York State. In order to reliably do that, the transmission backbone in parts of Long Island, New York City and Westchester County will need upgrades.

Our project includes approximately 90 miles of new underground/submarine transmission lines carefully routed to avoid and minimize community impacts and four new substations and upgrades to existing substations that maximize the use of existing utility-owned properties.

Electric Transmission is Essential
The electric transmission grid is the backbone of energy delivery. It is made up of the high-voltage lines and substations that transport energy from where it’s created to where it is used. Like the roads we travel, it is core infrastructure that is relied upon 24/7, 365, and our increasing demands for more and cleaner electricity require grid improvements throughout New York State. This supports healthier communities, jobs and economic opportunity, and provides more certainty that power will flow on blue sky days and during the worst of storms.

NY Companies Invested in NY Communities
NYPA and New York Transco are New York companies focused on energy solutions that benefit all New Yorkers and respect and reflect local voices and values. We leverage decades of experience to deliver best-in-class projects. We are committed to working closely with all stakeholders to ensure our project prioritizes the well-being of communities and protects the surrounding environment now and into the future. We welcome all thoughts and feedback to improve Propel NY. Join us as we work to Propel NY Energy. Contact us at: 1-800-347-9071, [email protected].

—Information compiled from the
Propel NY website

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