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 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
The new underground and underwater transmission line, connecting the grids of northern New Jersey and Manhattan, will reduce electricity costs in NYC and improve fuel diversity.
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.
Hudson Transmission Project Goes Online Ahead Of Schedule, Provides New York City With 660 Mw Of Additional Power, Enhanced Reliability
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
ENRNewYork ranks Hudson Transmission Project #2 among the largest projects started in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region in 2011.
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
The crew on board the Giulio Verne is helping to power New York City from the middle of the Hudson River.
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.
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)