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Hudson Transmission Project: Linking the Future

October 14, 2014 – High voltage cable — designed, manufactured and installed beneath the Hudson River by Prysmian Group — now brings 660 MW of power into Manhattan, strengthening the overall reliability of New York City’s power system.

New Yorkers Get Their Energy From a Surprising Place: New Jersey

May 21, 2014 – New York City thrives on electricity. It takes a lot of energy to keep the lights on in the city that never sleeps. How does all that power get to the greater New York metropolitan area? HVDC solutions from Siemens are contributing to keeping New York City’s power-supply infrastructure stronger and more reliable in the face of growing demand.

New York Power Authority announces new 7-mile 660-mw hudson transmission power line enhancing reliability and energy security in nyc

June 4, 2013 – The new underground and underwater transmission line, connecting the grids of northern New Jersey and Manhattan, will will reduce electricity costs in NYC and improve fuel diversity.
View the press release issued by New York Power Authority

The Light Switches Are in Manhattan, the Power’s From New Jersey

June 3, 2013 – Hudson Transmission Partners switched on a cable that can carry up to 660 megawatts of power from an electrical substation in Ridgefield, N.J., to one on West 49th Street.
View The New York Times article (PDF)

Hudson Transmission Project Goes Online Ahead of Schedule, Provides New York City With 660 Mw of Additional Power, Enhanced Reliability

June 3, 2013 – PowerBridge and Hudson Transmission Partners announce the commercial operation of the Hudson Transmission Project, a 660 Mw electric transmission facility between Ridgefield, New Jersey and Manhattan.
View the press release issued by PowerBridge and Hudson Transmission Partners

Italian Ship Lays Cable in Hudson River

December 29, 2011 — The crew on board the Giulio Verne is helping to power New York City from the middle of the Hudson River.

A Power Cable Runs Through It

March 12, 2012 — ENRNewYork ranks  Hudson Transmission Project #2 among the largest projects started in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region in 2011.
View the ENR NewYork article (PDF)

Giulio Verne and the Windmills

January 18, 2012 — Giulio Verne, the enormous ship making waves in the Hudson, is on a mission to increase access to alternative energy sources for New York City.
View the blog (PDF) from The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Ship’s Espresso-Fueled Mission: Laying Cables beneath the Hudson

December 26, 2011 — The Giulio Verne left Naples in late October and, after 25 days on the Atlantic Ocean, arrived in New York, where a crew of 70 began preparing for a project that had been years in the planning.
View The New York Times article (PDF)

Commission Approves Transmission Line to NYC

September 8, 2010 — The New York State Public Service Commission today approved the New York portion of an approximately seven mile 345 kV transmission line from New Jersey to midtown Manhattan.

“This transmission line will improve the reliability and security of the transmission system and would provide access to new markets for the purchase of energy and capacity,” said Commission Chairman Garry Brown.
View the New York State Public Service Commission news release (PDF)

NYPA Selects Proposal for Serving Electricity Requirements of Government Customers in New York City

November 28, 2006 — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Trustees Tuesday approved a proposal for ensuring continued economical, reliable electricity service for the Authority’s public customers in New York City, centering on the construction of a new transmission line from Ridgefield, New Jersey, to midtown Manhattan. The proposal provides for a link to electricity markets in a multistate area, with capacity to be supplied by an existing power plant in New Jersey.
View the New York Power Authority news release (PDF)

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