Get To Know Clean Path NY
Clean Path NY is a clean energy transmission and generation project that will connect New Yorkers to reliable, renewable in-state power. Clean Path NY comprises an approximately 175-mile, 1,300 megawatt High Voltage Direct Current state-of-the-art transmission line, 3,800 megawatts of new solar and wind power, and use of New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Facility. The transmission line will be sited underground and underwater to minimize community impact, ensure resiliency against extreme weather, and limit service disruptions. Together, these assets will help drive a significant reduction in the use of fossil fuel-fired power plants. Clean Path NY is a collaborative clean energy project of NYPA, Invenergy and energyRe.
Key Project Benefits
Environmental Justice and Health Benefits
- Clean Air: 20%-22% reduction annually in criteria pollutants such as NOx, SOx and particulate matter (PM2.5) from statewide electric generation.
- Billions of dollars in avoided social and public health costs due to emissions reductions over 25 years.
Economic Investment and Job Creation
- $3.5 billion in new transmission investment
- $7.5 billion in new clean energy generation
- 8,300+ new good-paying jobs created
- $270 million Community Investment Fund
Solving the “Tale of Two Grids”
New York State’s aging electric grid has been plagued by congestion for years, preventing renewable energy from reaching communities most reliant on fossil fuel energy sources. Clean Path NY will allow clean energy to serve those communities and more New Yorkers.
- Resilience: The Clean Path NY transmission line will be built entirely underground or underwater and mostly on existing rights-of-ways already used by transmission lines and roads. Placing transmission lines underground increases resilience in the event of extreme weather.
- Community Engagement: The project team is committed to working with communities and stakeholders at every stage of development to ensure that local voices are sought and heard, for the wellbeing of communities and the project’s surrounding ecosystem. The robust and comprehensive state planning process ensures that the transmission line will follow the most optimal route, considering potential community impact.
- Environmental Stewardship: The proposed transmission line has been designed to avoid and minimize impacts to the surrounding ecosystem by utilizing existing transmission line and road rights-of-way and by avoiding sensitive habitats within the Hudson River.
Maximizing Clean Energy Benefits for New York
Clean Path NY will maximize clean energy benefits for New York by using NYPA’s existing Blenheim-Gilboa Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Power Project in Schoharie County in conjunction with the 175-mile state-of-the-art transmission line and 3,800 megawatts of new in-state solar and wind power. Combining renewables, transmission, and energy storage will dramatically increase the delivery of reliable, cost-effective renewable energy to drive a significant reduction in the use of fossil fuel power plants.
We want to hear from you! We invite you to leave written comments and questions with us today, or you can email us at: cleanpathny.com/contact-us.
- Subscribe to the Public Service Commission service list at documents.dps.ny.gov with case number 22-T-0558
- Send a written comment: to firstname.lastname@example.org or Secretary at the New York State Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12223-1350
- Call: 1-800-335-2120
- Any New Yorker along the project may become a formal party to the Article VII public review process by contributing testimony, comments, and other material. Where appropriate, Clean Path NY will provide an intervenor fund to offset costs of consultants, administrative fees and other expenses for this purpose. For information regarding the preparation of an intervenor fund application, visit www.dps.ny.gov/articlevii.htm