New York Links Power Lines to Bring Renewables From Upstate to Downstate

By [email protected] New York has an ambitious goal of getting 50 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030. To get there, the state will need to expand grid infrastructure to deliver renewable power from rural areas to load centers.

But the state won’t always have to build new infrastructure — it can do more with what it has.

The New York Power Authority and New York State Electric & Gas have just finished the first project that shows what is possible using existing infrastructure.

NYPA completed a $120 million transmission upgrade, called the Marcy South Series Compensation Project, that will move up to

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