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Construction on transmission line begins in Greene County next year

Sep 22, 2023 12:45 am

Andrea Macko reports for Porcupine Soup construction in Greene County of the Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line will begin next year. The line will deliver 1,250 megawatts of electricity from a hydroelectric plant in Québec to New York City, mostly in the Hudson River. Locally it comes on land in Greene County, following the CSX railroad tracks in New Baltimore, Coxsackie, Athens, and Catskill. In Coxsackie, it briefly runs along the right-of-way on County Route 61. In Catskill, about three-quarters of a mile west of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge it runs under State Route 23, along Allen Street and down Route 9W, crossing under the Catskill Creek. Raymond Ward, director of Greene County Real Property Tax Services, told county legislators this week that, “It’s subterrestrial until we hit Cementon and then it goes back into the river.” Constuction begins next year and will take two years to complete. County Administrator Shaun Groden said, “There is no stopping this.... There is no litigation. This is coming through. It is all approved.” Read more about this story for Porcupine Soup.