NYPA, New York Transco Submit Transmission Proposals For Delivery Of Renewable Energy

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York Transco recently submitted proposals for new transmission solutions to the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) that will inject renewable energy into the statewide energy grid.

The Propel NY Energy proposals for new transmission solutions were submitted in response to the NYISO’s Long Island Offshore Wind Export Public Policy Transmission Need Project Solicitation.

Propel NY Energy includes proposed transmission infrastructure upgrades to accommodate anticipated additional offshore wind generation as well as bulk transmission connections.

Propel NY Energy represents the first collaborative transmission solution proposals between (NYPA) and New York Transco. New York Transco is a New York-based owner, operator and developer of bulk electric transmission facilities and it is owned by subsidiaries of Con Edison, National Grid, Avangrid, and CH Energy Group.

Issued on August 12, 2021, the NYISO’s solicitation called for transmission proposals that will upgrade existing transmission facilities on Long Island and accommodate 3,000 megawatts of anticipated offshore wind while also installing at least one new connection between Long Island and the remainder of New York State.

NYISO issued the solicitation in response to a New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) order issued on March 19, 2021.

The order recognized the need for transmission solutions to help deliver generation from offshore wind to Long Island, New York City, and Westchester County to help meet the clean energy goals outlined in New York State’s Climate Act, including a call for the state’s energy supply to be 70% carbon-free by 2030.