Central East Energy Connect Transmission

Central East Energy Connect

Client LS Power Grid New York
Completion Date In progress
Location New York
Completed by MYR Energy Services, Inc. and The L.E. Myers Co.

For the Central East Energy Connect, which spans 93 miles of an existing utility-owned transmission line, L.E. Myers crews are reconductoring 230kV and 345kV transmission lines on existing structures and removing 230kV transmission lines on H-frame structures, replacing them with 345kV steel monopole structures in single- and double-circuit configurations. The project is designed to relieve a bottleneck in the New York state power grid, improving system reliability, increasing efficiency, and enhancing statewide accessibility to renewable energy.

Under the contract, valued at more than $250 million, MYRE provides project and construction management, material procurement, and construction services, including right-of-way clearing, environmental controls, foundation installation, structure assembly and erection, and conductor stringing. Service is expected to begin in late 2023.

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Work Under Way Now on the Central East Energy Connect in New York State