PSC’s curious about town’s power line option

The Columbia Paper
Written by MATT BATHRICK
Friday, 26 July 2013 10:48 GHENT

The state Public Service Commission wants to learn more about Ghent’s low-voltage alternative to the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation’s proposed transmission line through the middle of the town. And last week the Town Board agreed to hire two engineers to help present the plan to state officials.

The board also approved a deal with TCI that temporarily freezes all legal actions related to TCI’s efforts to rebuild its facility in West Ghent following the huge fire and explosions there last year. The company said in a court proceeding last week that it is seeking to relocate somewhere else.

The power company, known by its initials, NYSEG, has an application before the Public Service Commission to build a new, 11.1-mile, 115-kilovolt transmission line to connect an existing line to a parallel line owned by National Grid. read more

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