NYSEG Performing Work on Mill C Hydroelectric Facility Along Saranac River
Company replacing intake racks to protect fish and wildlife, enhance reliability of service
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — August 18, 2020 — NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., is performing work on the Mill C Hydroelectric facility in Cadyville, NY along the Saranac River. The Mill C Hydroelectric facility is an important part of the electric generation fleet, providing reliable zero net carbon electricity to the grid and supporting local energy demand for area homes and businesses.
The company will be replacing the facility’s intake racks to further protect the local fish and wildlife populations and making other facility upgrades. NYSEG is committed to protecting our environment, maintaining compliance with all state and federal environmental regulations, while providing reliable energy to our customers and advancing towards a more sustainable energy future. The project at the site of this clean and renewable energy source is part of the company’s broader efforts to make enhancements to our systems across Upstate New York that improve the reliability of service to every customer.
During construction activities, there is a possibility of temporary increase in local traffic and noise because of the work being performed. The scheduled working hours are weekdays beginning at 7:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. and additional weeknight and weekend hours may be required. The construction period will conclude in mid-November before crews resume work in the spring to complete the necessary upgrades.
Residents can access the most up to date construction information at NYSEG.com by clicking on the Reliable Services tab or by calling 833.551.4200 and referencing the Mill C Hydro Intake NYSEG project.
NYSEG has partnered with all appropriate state and local agencies, including the New York State Police, in advance of this activity.
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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 www.nyseg.com.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $35 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 www.avangrid.com.
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- Ridge Harris