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A Con Edison crew works at the Alfred E. Smith Houses in lower Manhattan, on October 31.     Photo: Jason A. Howie, CC some rights reserved
A Con Edison crew works at the Alfred E. Smith Houses in lower Manhattan, on October 31. Photo: Jason A. Howie, CC some rights reserved

Cuomo calls for utility, regulation reform

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his annual State of the State message tomorrow, it will include proposals for greater oversight of state's electric utilities.
An investigatory panel created by Cuomo in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy recommends that the state's Public Service Commission be given more powers to regulate electric utilities and to impose higher monetary fines.  Go to full article
This technology results in savings of about 70% of carbon dioxide emissions.

Powering the power grid

Managing the power grid is a balancing act. As we flip on our coffee makers and turn on hairdryers, the grid is reacting, breathing harder, so to speak, to keep up with our demand. A facility in upstate New York is using battery power to make balancing the grid more efficient. Emma Jacobs has more for the Innovation Trail.  Go to full article
TDI's cable will run under the water of Lake Champlain
TDI's cable will run under the water of Lake Champlain

Proposed Lake Champlain transmission line complicated by engineering, history

Last week, a Canadian company called Transmission Developers Incorporated unveiled a $3.8-billion plan to lay high-power electric transmission lines under Lake Champlain and the Hudson River. The project would be part of the new "smart" electrical grid, designed to open the floodgates to new sources of green and renewable energy. The company has begun meeting with state regulators, environmentalists and historic preservation groups. As Brian Mann reports, the transmission line will be one of the most complicated power-grid projects in the country.  Go to full article
Map by Sheri Amsel. Source: Adirondack Council
Map by Sheri Amsel. Source: Adirondack Council

Coalition urges passage of land swap for powerline

The head of the New York Power Authority, green groups, officials from National Grid, state Senator Betty Little and a host of local government leaders are urging voters across the state to support a constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot when they go to the polls Nov. 3. The amendment would allow for a land swap that's the final step in a $30-million upgrade to the electric distribution system in the Tri-Lakes, which included construction of a new, 46-kilovolt transmission line to Tupper Lake. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Green Groups Disagree Over Tupper Lake Power Corridor

Two prominent environmental groups disagree about the best route for a new power line from St. Lawrence County to Tupper Lake.

The New York Power Authority is developing plans for the electric line, which will end power shortages and blackouts in the village. As Brian Mann reports, one group says a historic right-of-way might allow the line to cut through state forest preserve. But critics say the plan would violate the state constitution.  Go to full article

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