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State Moving Quickly Along Energy Highway

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2012-04-12 10:14.

Just one week after a summit meeting among New York's leading energy luminaries about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's energy highway proposal, the state has issued a Request for Information (RFI), seeking ideas for potential projects from private developers, investor-owned utilities, the financial community, and others able and willing to construct a robust transmission infrastructure.

A conference for interested parties will be held on Thursday, April 19 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown. Advance registration is required as space is limited. Those planning to attend should e-mail info@nyenergyhighway.com.

One of the main reasons wind energy hasn't   taken off in New York is the lack of good transmission   infrastructure.One of the main reasons wind energy hasn't taken off in New York is the lack of good transmission infrastructure.The governor's task force will issue an Energy Highway Action Plan this summer, following its review of the RFI responses. The action plan, with the Task Force's recommendations, will be available to the public on the Energy Highway Web site.

The swiftness with which the administration is advancing the project underscores the significance that Gov. Cuomo has placed on it. 

"Building a new energy highway for New York State will not only create thousands of jobs, but lay a new foundation for future economic growth," the governor said. "If we want to truly make New York State open for the businesses of tomorrow, we cannot rely on the power supply of yesterday."

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,Statewide

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