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NYSEG Begins Construction of Chenango County Transmission Project

Rochester, NY – NYSEG, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, has begun site work in preparation for construction of the Chenango County Transmission Project in the towns of Columbus and Sherburne. The project will reinforce the backbone of the local electricity delivery system, enhancing reliability and providing additional power in the project area.

D&D Power Inc., NYSEG’s contractor for the project, will build a new 46-kilovolt transmission line from NYSEG’s existing County Line Substation in the Town of Sherburne to a new substation to be built in the Town of Columbus. The first 6-plus miles of the new transmission line is being built parallel to an existing NYSEG transmission line using some existing rights of way. The remaining 3-plus miles of the new transmission line required new rights of way.

Poles will be set, framing put in place and power lines strung from now until early November. The new transmission line is expected to be in service by the end of the year.