Hudson Valley Clean Energy Transmission Project
Highlighted in New Documentary from Project Developer
The New York Energy Solution (NYES), an electric transmission modernization project through
portions of Rensselaer, Columbia and Dutchess counties, is highlighted in a new documentary
produced by project developer New York Transco (Transco) as a prime example of how vital
transmission improvements can be undertaken in a community-focused and environmentally
“Transmission Solutions for a Clean Energy Future: The New York Transco Way,” can be
viewed at https://nytransco.com/media/video. The seven-minute film features perspective from
Clifford Weigelt, supervisor of the Town of Claverack, which hosts approximately seven
miles of the project and a rebuilt switching station; Paul MacPhail, owner and beekeeper at
Bee Hollow Farm & Apiary in Schodack Landing, whose property adjoins the transmission
corridor; and Timothy Marbot, owner of Grandview Fence & Farm in Hoosick Falls, who talks
about the regional economic benefits of the project.
Also featured are Henry Westbrook and Matthew Jakaub from Local 1249 of the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and from New York Transco: Paul Haering, vice president of
capital investment; Court Canfield, director of construction; Lisa Kettle, senior project manager;
and Shannon Baxevanis, communications and stakeholder lead.
The film, shot over three days in the fall of 2022, documents how New York Transco, based
locally in Hudson, conceptualizes, designs, and builds its transmission projects with the best
interests of the state’s environment, economy, and host communities in mind. In the case of the
NYES project, the Transco team was particularly focused on minimizing any impacts of its work
on the agricultural operators whose properties adjoin so much of the transmission corridor.
Undertaken at the request of New York State, the NYES project modernizes an existing 55-mile
transmission line through 11 towns, replacing 80-year-old transmission structures with new
monopoles engineered to better withstand severe weather conditions, and adding a new high-
capacity transmission line capable of carrying larger amounts of clean energy from generating
sources in the northern portion of the state to homes and businesses in the Hudson Valley and
beyond. The project is critical to the state’s ability to achieve its nation-leading clean energy and
decarbonization goals. NYES is scheduled to go into service later this year.
About New York Transco: New York Transco (NY Transco) is a New York-based owner and developer of bulk
power electric transmission facilities with a mission to safely and efficiently deliver innovative electric transmission
solutions that advance clean energy to best serve customers, communities and the environment. Completed projects
include Ramapo to Rock Tavern, Frasers-Coopers Corners and Staten Island Unbottling. NY Transco is the
developer of the New York Energy Solution (NYES), the Rock Tavern to Sugarloaf (RTS) and the Dover Station
projects, and is jointly developing Propel NY Energy with the New York Power Authority. For more information on
New York Transco, visit www.NYTransco.com.