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Confusion continues over transmission line

Nov 17, 2013 12:03 am
William J. Kemble in The Daily Freeman attempts to lessen the confusion over a proposed high-wattage electric transmission line that would pass through Greene, Columbia and other Hudson Valley counties. “It is clear from the commission’s orders that we have two distinct mandates that are going to dictate how we go forward,” said state Administrative Law Judge David Prestemon in the story. “One is that we find at least a thousand megawatts in added transfer capability... and, two, is that we do it really fast.” Kemble reports that so far specific plans for proposed high-power transmission lines have not been released completely. Kemble writes, "Among plans under consideration are three proposals to add a third 345-kilovolt electric power line that largely follows an existing corridor from Leeds in Greene County through Columbia County and south through the Dutchess County towns of Milan, Clinton, Hyde Park, and Pleasant Valley. A fourth proposal would largely use an existing corridor that runs from Hudson to Kingston and goes south to Ramapo." Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.