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VIDEO: Resolving New York Transmission Constraints

March 11, 2021

Transmission planning is evolving to address infrastructure needs in a rapidly changing power system.

NYISO studies indicate that achieving New York’s public policy objectives will require additional transmission capacity to deliver renewable resources from constrained pockets to the bulk electric grid for delivery across the state to consumers. Much of New York’s existing and proposed renewable energy capability is upstate. The resource mix and geographic distribution of new renewable resources are expected to dramatically change power flows. To maximize the load served by renewable generation, cross-state energy transfers will need to increase — even as statewide load decreases — because more renewable generation and resource potential is available upstate to serve the downstate load.

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