Public service commissioner on transmission line planning

Public Service Commission Chairwoman Audrey Zibelman sat down with The Poughkeepsie Journal’s editorial board earlier this week to discuss transmission line planning and highlighting the PSC will do “everything we can to avoid” eminent domain land seizures and to try to keep projects within existing rights-of-way.

The commission is currently accepting proposals to solve New York state’s grid problems. Final proposals are expected in 2015 and a decision would be expected a year or more after that.

She also said that Governor Cuomo’s State of the State comments urging an expedited review process for low-impact transmission projects were in line with the PSC’s vision and an amendment to the state’s transmission line siting law would be needed.

Watch the full video on the Poughkeepsie Journal’s website.


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