Clean Energy Pathway to Help State Achieve Climate Change Goals
HUDSON, NY – The New York Energy Solution (NYES), an electric transmission
modernization project through portions of Rensselaer, Columbia, and Dutchess
counties, has reached two major construction and safety milestones, paving the way for
early completion.
Project developer New York Transco, partnering with Local 1249 of the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), recently erected the 456th and final new
NYES transmission monopole and now have the entire new transmission line in place
along the 55-mile corridor. Construction work is continuing on the NYES substations.
This work is scheduled to be completed this summer, many months ahead of schedule,
at which time the entire transmission line will be energized and put into service to
deliver clean energy to homes and businesses in the Hudson Valley and beyond.
New York Transco and Local 1249 also recently celebrated surpassing 1 million
consecutive safe work hours on the project, a particularly noteworthy accomplishment
given the degree of construction complexity, the heights at which much of the work is
performed, and the need to continue construction throughout the Hudson Valley’s varied
weather conditions.
“New York Transco is extremely pleased with the pace and quality of construction on
the New York Energy Solution project, but nothing is more important than the safety of
the people doing the work,” said New York Transco President Victor Mullin. “One million
consecutive safe work hours is a testament to the detailed preparation and
management done by the project team and the professionalism and skill of the women
and men in the IBEW.”
“I am incredibly proud of the way our team has performed over the past two years,
keeping this project ahead of schedule and doing it safely,” said Local 1249 President
Henry Westbrook. “It’s one thing to have a million man hours worked without an
incident, but with a work schedule that’s been dark-to-dark, six and sometimes seven
days a week, that’s an unbelievable feat.”
Undertaken at the request of New York State, the NYES project is an essential
component of the historic effort to rebuild and enhance the state’s electric transmission
system to achieve 70 percent renewable energy by 2030, and 100 percent zeroemission energy by 2040.
The NYES project removes aging infrastructure and replaces it with modern, stormresilient monopoles in an existing transmission corridor through 11 towns. The new
monopoles hold a new high-capacity transmission line capable of carrying larger
amounts of clean energy from generating sources to consumers.
Hudson-based New York Transco prides itself on completing vital transmission
modernization projects like NYES in a community-focused and environmentally sound
manner. The company conceptualizes, designs, and builds its transmission projects
with the best interests of the state’s environment, economy, host communities and
neighbors in mind. New York Transco has produced a documentary film on its
approach, using the NYES project as an example, which can be viewed at

New York Transco Video – Transmission Done Right

“Successful transmission modernization projects like NYES are a collaboration between
the project developer, state and local governments, neighbors, a skilled workforce and
many area businesses,” Mr. Mullin said. “We greatly appreciate the many years of
feedback and cooperation that will result in a cleaner, more resilient New York.”
To learn more about the New York Energy Solution, visit
About New York Transco
New York Transco is a New York-based owner, operator and developer of bulk 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. New York Transco is owned by subsidiaries of Con Edison,
National Grid, Avangrid, and CH Energy Group. Completed projects include Ramapo to
Rock Tavern, Frasers-Coopers Corners and Staten Island Unbottling. New York
Transco is currently constructing the New York Energy Solution in the Hudson Valley,
the Rock Tavern to Sugarloaf Project in Orange County and Dover Station Project in
Dover, NY. For more information on New York Transco, visit

Author: Harlem Valley News