New 7-Mile 660 Megawatt Hudson Transmission Power Line Enhancing Reliability and Energy Security in NYC (photo and caption included)

Michael Saltzman
(914) 390-8181

June 5, 2013


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A converter station (shown above), which is part of the new transmission project,  converts lower cost electricity drawn from the PJM Interconnection from AC to DC power and then back to AC power for delivery to Manhattan.

Photo Credit: NYPA

About NYPA:

■The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020.■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■For more information, or follow @NYPAenergy on Twitter.

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