How many companies bid on this project?
A total of six companies submitted 16 proposals to respond to the NYISO solicitation, issued in February 2016, for projects to help relieve transmission congestion.
How was this proposal selected?
After input from the public and other sources, a competitive analysis of 16 proposals, and a third-party engineering analysis, the Technical Review Report completed by Substation Engineering Company (SECo) reflects a significant amount of work in performing engineering and environmental analysis and due diligence in review of the proposals.
At the conclusion of these efforts, NYISO selected LS Power Grid New York, LLC, together with the New York Power Authority, as the developer of the Marcy to New Scotland Upgrade Project.
Why was this proposal selected over the others?
NYISO identified the LS Power/NYPA proposal as the more efficient or cost effective proposal. Specifically, the proposed double-circuit transmission line, which was a unique solution submitted only by the LS Power and NYPA team, proved to have a significant increase in transfer capability, increased production cost savings, and excellent operability and expandability.
Who will pay for this project?
The Public Service Commission is conducting a proceeding to identify the cost allocation and cost recovery methods for transmission upgrades approved under the New York Energy Highway initiative. If the project is approved under NYISO’s Congestion Assessment and Resource Integration Study process, the cost would be paid by the beneficiaries identified by NYISO.