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NYSEG’s Newly-Completed Corning Valley Transmission Project Boosts Reliability and Supports Growth in the Region

Rochester, NY – NYSEG’s new Corning Valley transmission line and two new substations are now in service, helping to enhance reliability and meet the increasing demand for electricity across much of Steuben, Chemung and Schuyler counties.

“This is just one example of the major investments we are making in critical infrastructure to help ensure continued safe, reliable service to our customers and meet growth in demand,” said Mark S. Lynch, president of NYSEG and RG&E. “From 2011 through 2015, NYSEG and RG&E – with support from our parent company Iberdrola USA – plan to invest $2 billion in infrastructure improvements.”

The new Corning Valley transmission line links NYSEG’s Meyer-to-Hillside transmission line in the Town of Campbell with the company’s West Erie Substation in the Town of Erwin. One of the beneficiaries of the new transmission line is Corning Inc.’s Sullivan Park complex.

“The new transmission line is a welcome addition to the infrastructure needs in the Corning Valley,” said Joseph J. Monago, director - facilities, operations & engineering at Corning Inc.. “This project has been a multi-year effort and represents solid cooperation between NYSEG and state officials, the community and the local businesses. The Corning Valley Transmission Project is an important infrastructure asset supporting Corning’s R&D and manufacturing needs throughout the valley.”

Lynch said that NYSEG is grateful for the community support and cooperation that were essential to completing the project on time and on budget. “Corning Inc., the Steuben County IDA, local and state elected officials, municipal officials, property owners along the transmission line route and our contractors were important partners in the project, and we appreciate their assistance,” Lynch said.