Marcy to New Scotland Upgrade Project2019-06-04T21:34:36+00:00

Marcy to New Scotland Upgrade Project

On April 8, 2019, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) announced its selection of LS Power Grid New York, LLC (formerly known as North America Transmission, LLC) to upgrade certain existing electric transmission lines in the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley. These upgrades serve to relieve bottlenecks on the New York power grid, support renewable energy, replace aging infrastructure to improve reliability, and provide many other benefits to businesses and residents across New York State.

Along much of its length, the project consists of replacing the two aging sets of “H”-frame transmission towers with just one set of modern structures that can move more electricity, more efficiently. LS Power’s proposed lines use existing rights-of-way to minimize the impact on residents and communities, with a focus on reducing overall footprints.

LS Power’s transmission upgrades will:

  • Support renewable energy resources which can significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions – today’s congested lines limit the amount of renewable energy that can be carried throughout the State
  • Create local jobs – LS Power plans to prioritize hiring New York State-based workers to complete this project
  • Improve electric grid reliability and resiliency by rebuilding aging infrastructure, which is more than 60 years old in some cases
  • Reduce transmission system congestion, allowing the lowest cost, most efficient, and environmentally-friendly generation to more consistently meet electrical demand – estimated to yield substantial production cost savings

The project is proposed to use existing electric transmission rights-of-way in parts of the following counties and towns. Open discussions with these communities helped refine the project scope to upgrade the existing infrastructure rather than acquiring a new energy corridor.

The proposed route is within the existing electric transmission rights of way in parts of the following counties and towns: 

Oneida County

  • Marcy
  • Deerfield

Herkimer County

  • Schuyler
  • Frankfort
  • German Flatts
  • Village of Ilion
  • Little Falls
  • Stark
  • Danube

Montgomery County

  • Minden
  • Canajoharie
  • Root
  • Glen
  • Charleston
  • Florida

Schenectady County

  • Duanesburg
  • Princetown
  • Rotterdam

Albany County

  • Guilderland
  • New Scotland