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January 7, 2012

Cuomo plans ‘energy highway’

Larry Rulison  •  Times Union  •  Posted 2012-01-07 12:42:34

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State speech Wednesday included a plan to upgrade the state’s high-voltage electric transmission system so that power generated in upstate New York power plants and wind farms can be moved downstate. Bottlenecks in the transmission system — mainly between Utica and Albany and south of Albany — make it difficult to move electricity to the New York City area. That makes downstate power expensive and it forces upstate power plants to hold back on resources that could potentially create jobs. [ read more … ]

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