NYS Public Service Commission Issues Order, Continuing NYISO Review
The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) issued an order on January 24, 2017. In the Order, the Commission stated that the development of new 345kV electric transmission facilities crossing the Central East and Upstate New York/Southeast New York interfaces is considered a Public Policy Requirement and Public Policy Transmission Need (PPTN). The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) will continue to address the PPTN through its Public Policy Transmission Planning Process, evaluating all viable and sufficient projects for either the least costly or the most efficient. NYES is among the projects that will be further studied by the NYISO.