Transmission line through Hudson Valley updated
Molly Burke reports in the Times Union that a power transmission line that passes through the Town of Schodack in Rensselaer County; the Towns of Stuyvesant, Stockport, Ghent, Claverack, Livingston, Gallatin, and Clermont in Columbia County; and the Towns of Milan, Clinton, and Pleasant Valley in Dutchess County was celebrated Aug. 16 after two years of construction to update the electric grid. The project replaced 1930s-era transmission lines with monopoles, which are better in storms and hold a 345 kilovolt transmission line meant to better transport renewable energy from its source to the region. Over 700 old transmission towers were replaced with about 440 single-pole structures that carry a line with higher capacity. The project also rebuilt the Churchtown substation in Claverack and two new substations were added, in Schodack and Pleasant Valley. Read more about this story in the Times Union.