New 11 km transmission line approved for Long Island

New York, US: The New York State Public Service Commission has approved PSEG Long Island’s request to build and operate the Western Nassau transmission project, a 11 km transmission line.

PSEG requested the right to build the line on behalf of the Long Island Power Authority, which contracts with the utility for power.

“Ensuring the reliability of Long Island’s transmission system is a priority,” Commission Chair John Rhodes said. “This new line will reinforce the electric transmission system in the Southwest Nassau Area, improve the reliability of service to Long Islanders and enable the local electric grid to meet applicable reliability standards.”

The PSC said as currently configured, the system feeding Southwest Nassau County does not meet “applicable reliability standards.”

PSEG-Long Island proposed adding a new 138 kV underground transmission line, between the East Garden City substation in Uniondale and the Valley Stream substation in Lynbrook.

Source: Long Island