Reliability Project “Open House” Scheduled For June 10
May 27, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY—The public will have an opportunity to learn
more about plans for a new power line to improve the reliability of
electric service the Tri-Lakes Region and surrounding communities at an
“open house” scheduled for Friday, June 10 in Tupper Lake. The event
will be held from 3:00 to 9:00 pm at the Ivy Terrace Room, 38 Boyer Ave
in Tupper Lake NY 12986. This location is handicapped-accessible.
The public is invited to learn about the project
sponsors, route corridors currently being studied for the new line,
reliability benefits expected from the new power line, environmental and
engineering topics, costs, schedule, permitting, licensing and much
Large, poster-style boards will display preliminary
project information, and representatives of the New York Power Authority
(NYPA) and project experts will be available.
Those attending are encouraged to share their
comments, ideas, suggestions and questions with project sponsors.
Public comments will also assist in the development of the Environmental
Impact Statement, which is being prepared under the State Environmental
Quality Review Act.
The new line, estimated to cost $29 million, is
part of the Tri-Lakes Electric Reliability Project which has the goal to
improve the reliability of electric service to the region. The two
route corridors, currently under study, show the potential line either
traveling south from near the Stark Falls Reservoir in Colton through
Sevey Corners to Piercefield or traveling east from Newton Falls in
Clifton through Cook Corners to Sevey Corners then to Piercefield.
If you can not attend the public open house, a map
of the study routes will soon be made available at town and village
municipal buildings. Information is currently available on the web at
www.nypa.gov (at the Home Page, click on the Tri-Lakes Electric
Reliability Project link) which gives the public the ability to submit
questions and comments via email.
For more information on the public open house,
please contact Steve Ramsey, Regional Manager-Community Relations, NYPA,
at 1-800-724-0309 or
firstname.lastname@example.org . For directions to the Ivy Terrace Room,
please call 518-359-9220.