Approximately 16.5 miles of power lines and structures upgraded to improve reliability of service in the North Country
BINGHAMTON, NY — January 14, 2021 — New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) today announced the completion of work on Transmission Line 879 in the Towns of Plattsburgh, Peru and Au Sable, impacting more than 6,300 customers. The project is part of the company’s transmission investment program designed to improve reliability and resiliency of the system.
“These upgrades will provide enhanced reliability of service, meet growing demand for energy in the area, and strengthen the system against severe weather events,” said NYSEG Project Manager Gideon Oppong-Darko.
The project replaced 16.5 miles of 46-kV transmission line and a total of 338 utility poles along the route. Some of the poles that were replaced dated back to the 1930s. The upgraded poles and equipment will enhance the entire transmission system by hardening the transmission lines against adverse weather such as high winds and rain, while expanding energy capacity to meet growing demand for additional power in the region.
Crews worked in the area for several months to upgrade the infrastructure, provide information to customers regarding planned outages, and trim trees along the work site to further protect the infrastructure from potential outages.
NYSEG is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., a leading, sustainable energy company with operations in 24 U.S. states.
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About NYSEG: New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. Established in 1852, NYSEG operates approximately 35,000 miles of electric distribution lines and 4,500 miles of electric transmission lines across more than 40% of upstate New York. It also operates more than 8,150 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines and 20 miles of gas transmission pipelines. It serves approximately 894,000 electricity customers and 266,000 natural gas customers. For more information, visit nyseg.com.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $36 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. With headquarters in Orange, Connecticut, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,600 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 and 2020 by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit avangrid.com.
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