In response to a public policy need identified by the New York State Independent System Operator, NextEra Energy Transmission New York is planning to develop the Empire State Line; a new 20-mile, 345 kV electric power line in Niagara and Erie counties that will enable greater utilization of renewable energy from the Niagara hydroelectric facility and electricity imports from Ontario.
The Empire State Line will boost the local economy by creating jobs and generating additional revenue for Niagara and Erie counties.
This line is expected to improve electric reliability across the New York State electric grid and support New York’s goal of maximizing the flow of energy from renewable resources in the region. Furthermore, the line, which will be capable of transmitting approximately 3,700 MW of renewable energy, is expected to save New York customers money by making the grid more efficient.
NextEra Energy Transmission New York (NEETNY) understands what it takes to responsibly develop large energy transmission projects like the Empire State Line. The company has technical experience in engineering, constructing, and operating transmission systems with a reputation for excellence. Our parent company is one of the largest clean energy companies, which provides significant leverage with suppliers and often translates into enhanced technical resources as well as reduced costs. As part of an organization with approximately 14,700 employees, NEETNY is able to draw upon a deep reservoir of talented and committed personnel from across the organization as well as develop its own local personnel. Since 2003, NextEra Energy has completed 138 major capital projects, which include wind, solar, and transmission facilities.