New York Public Service Commission Lays Out New Process in Transmission Upgrade Proceeding

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The New York Public Service Commission looks into identifying transmission upgrades in order to fix congestion problems.

New York Public Service Commission
Contact: James Denn

Albany, NY—12/12/14— The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today announced that it will determine the exact extent of the need for relief of persistent transmission congestion that exists along the Mohawk and Hudson Valley transmission corridors by convening a technical conference in mid-2015.

“After carefully considering comments from stakeholders and members of the public, and in light of other proceedings related to improving energy efficiency and modernizing the grid, we will carefully reexamine the need for transmission upgrades to address existing transmission congestion problems,” said PSC Chair Audrey Zibelman. “This thorough review will help provide greater clarity to the process and to the communities in the impacted areas.”

In light of Commission efforts to under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative to promote more efficient use of energy, deeper penetration of renewable energy, and greater use of distributed energy resources, requests have been made reexamine the issues and re-determine the extent of the need for transmission upgrades in the congested region. Upon completion of this reexamination, Department staff will host a technical conference to ensure all parties can raise questions about its recommendations.

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