Moving Forward Toward A Modern Energy Infrastructure
the case for an Energy Highway
energy highway highlights

The Time For Powerful Actions

The Energy Highway is a far-reaching initiative to modernize New York’s statewide energy system, including electric transmission and generation construction, development of renewable energy sources, and upgrades to electric and natural gas infrastructure. The 13 actions presented in the Energy Highway Blueprint (issued in October 2012) includes a wide range of measures to provide up to 3,200 megawatts (MW) of additional electric generation and transmission capacity and clean power generation—enough to serve about 3 million homes—through up to $5.7 billion in private- and public-sector investments. These projects, all of which are underway or already completed, will stimulate economic development, create jobs, and protect the environment in communities across New York.

The Blueprint was developed by the Energy Highway Task Force, consisting of New York’s principal energy, environmental and economic development officials, following a Request for Information (RFI) issued in April 2012. The Energy Highway has ushered in a “time for powerful ideas” that has set the stage for equally powerful actions. Learn More…

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