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. This converter station will likely be fed by power sourced from Hydro Quebec along with nuclear reactors, wind, and solar. According to the project’s website, the Empire State Connector will be routed along existing right-of-ways to ensure “limited environmental impact.”

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