New York Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (NY)
The steps of the New York bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.
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Bulk Transmission Development in New York
The New York electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In New York, Northeast Power Coordinating Council is the regional entity, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators and users of the bulk electric system. New York has one balancing authority: New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). NYISO oversees the operation of the bulk electric power system, administers the state’s wholesale electricity markets, and provides comprehensive reliability planning for the state’s bulk electricity system.
In New York, there are investor-owned, independent, and municipal transmission providers, including:
- National Grid that provides transmission services in upstate New York;
- NextEra Energy Transmission New York that provides service throughout the State;
- Central Hudson Gas & Elec Corp which provides service in New York State’s Mid-Hudson River Valley;
- Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. that provides service in New York City and Westchester County; and
- PSEG Long Island that provides service in Long Island.