NextEra Energy Transmission New York (NEETNY) is committed to being environmentally and economically responsible when planning, engineering, constructing and operating large energy transmission projects like the Empire State Line. NEETNY also knows that Western New York farmers have the greatest stake in the environmental and economic sustainability of the land they farm.
NEETNY has designed the Empire State Line project specifically to minimize impact to farm fields. The Empire State Line project will be constructed using a monopole design, which only requires a single pole, compared to the wooden H-Frame structures which utilize two poles. Further, NEETNY will place the new monopole structures to match the spans of the existing transmission lines, which further minimizes impact to the farm fields.
NEETNY will continue to keep farmers and operators informed of the project status and construction timeframes via mailings, and website updates.