The Empire State Connector is a 1,000-megawatt transmission line scheduled for construction in New York. This line will bring power to New York City from the Marcy Converter Station in Utica, NY at a distance of 265 miles. According to New York’s 2016 Clean Energy Standard, this converter station will likely be fed by power sourced from Hydro Quebec along with subsidized nuclear reactors, wind, and solar from western New York. According to the project’s website, the Empire State Connector will be routed along existing right-of-ways to ensure “limited environmental impact.”

oneGRID, a transmission solutions provider will be involved in constructing and operating the Empire State Connector.

Planned route for the Empire State Express. Photo courtesy of Empire State Connector Corp.