08-17-11 – New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) engineers are exploring a pair of alternatives to stringing a new electric line through the heart of the county.
The alternative proposals were put forth by engineers hired by an unnamed citizen’s group opposed to the original plan proposed by NYSEG in the spring. That plan that would see an approximately 10-mile long overhead electric line strung by NYSEG from a 115-KV transmission line on the western side of the county owned by National Grid to a new substation proposed for Ghent by NYSEG. From there, the line would stretch to NYSEG’S existing Kline Kill substation in Chatham. The proposal would impact portions of Kinderhook, Ghent, Chatham….read more