The wait is over and the PSC has issued a proposed plan. PLEASE add your voice by August 29th. This new proposal does not address our main concerns!

Rhinebeck Community Forum

Dear Hudson Valley Neighbor,

The wait is over, and the state Public Service Commission (PSC) has released a proposed outline for moving forward with new transmission line projects. The proposal basically starts the whole process over—without addressing any concerns raised by the Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition (HVSEC), its member organizations, or the 25 towns and seven counties impacted by these proceedings .

We have until Friday, Aug. 29, to tell the PSC there are BIG problems with this proposal!

In a nutshell, here’s what the proposed outline contains:

By Jan. 15 developers may submit their original plan (i.e. MONSTER POWER LINES!), a modified plan or, with no obligation or incentive, an alternative that stays within existing rights-of-way.

Assisted by the New York Independent Systems Operator (NYISO), PSC staff will rank each plan based on six criteria, including amount of increased transfer capability, cost to ratepayers, new rights-of-way needed…

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