Power Grid

16 Oct 2021

Anbaric Submits New York Grid Upgrade Plan

16 Oct 2021  by   

Anbaric has proposed a new power link under the New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) solicitation for proposed solutions to improve transmission capacity.

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Anbaric’s Downstate Clean Powerlink proposal aims to improve downstate New York’s transmission capacity and strengthen the state’s power grid, while delivering locally sourced clean power to communities.

NYISO is seeking proposals that will accommodate 3GW of anticipated offshore wind power to be distributed to the downstate region.

The need for robust transmission upgrades on Long Island and New York City was first identified by Anbaric in 2018 through the Public Policy Transmission Need process.

The Downstate Clean Powerlink consists of constructing new facilities, adding new infrastructure, and upgrading existing facilities.

If built, it would deliver offshore wind power efficiently, eliminate concerns of curtailment, and minimise environmental and ratepayer impact, said Anbaric.

The company will partner with communities in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island from the outset of the development of the project.

“For too long, historically underserved communities have been burdened with the detrimental air quality and public health impacts of polluting fossil fuel plants.

“As we transition our electrical grid to renewable energy, we must prioritize bringing clean offshore wind power to these communities.

“In doing so, we can end the legacy of fossil fuel pollution and finally deliver cleaner air and healthier communities. Anbaric's ambitious Downstate Clean Powerlink does just that,” said Janice Fuller, president, Mid-Atlantic, Anbaric.

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