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The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has announced $31 million in new funding to help upgrade its transmission system in central and northern New York.

The action stems from the recommendation in Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's New York Energy Highway Blueprint for accelerating construction and repair of the state's aging transmission infrastructure. The funding includes $19.6 million and $11.7 million for refurbishment of transmission system equipment at NYPA's Frederick R. Clark Energy Center in Marcy and Massena Substation in Massena, respectively.

In December 2012, Cuomo announced a $726 million, multiyear Transmission Life Extension and Modernization (TLEM) program to repair and rebuild NYPA's transmission system. In line with the Energy Highway Blueprint’s provision for NYPA to accelerate spending, NYPA’s current four-year transmission capital plan is expending about $455 million, nearly $300 million more than originally projected in last year’s four-year plan.

NYPA notes that another dimension of the TLEM includes investing in smart grid technologies to help maximize performance of its transmission facilities.





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