Rensselaer, NY, Jan 08, 2013 — 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.
Johnson City, NY, Feb 22, 2011 — 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
Plattsburgh, NY, Mar 03, 2010 — 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
Childwold, NY, Oct 26, 2009 — 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
Aug 25, 2005 — 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