MARCY, N.Y. – Construction has started on the new $854 million project to upgrade energy transmissions from Marcy to New Scotland.
The enhanced 93-mile line will allow for increased capacity and allow for faster transmission of clean, reliable electricity to high-demand areas across the state.
"A clean and reliable transmission infrastructure is critical to combating climate change and achieving New York's nation-leading clean energy goals,” said Gov. Cuomo. "The start of construction on this important project marks a major milestone in our efforts to construct a new energy superhighway to move energy across the state more efficiently, while also creating new jobs and opportunities for New Yorkers that will help to reinvigorate our local and statewide economies.”
This project also included construction of two substations between the New York Power Authority’s central transmission hub between Marcy and New Scotland.
Cuomo says this project puts the state on track to use 70% renewable energy by 2030.