ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Governor Kathy Hochul announced the Empire State Line, a project that will upgrade the energy transmission system that serves Western New York.
According to the governor’s office, the new project will allow an additional 37 megawatts of renewable energy throughout the state.
The Empire State Line marks progress toward exceeding New York State’s goal to achieve 70 percent electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and a net zero-emission grid by 2040.
The governor’s office also says the project is estimated to provide 950 million in lifetime customer savings and avoid 7.4 million tons of carbon emissions.
“We’re going to continue our bold efforts, but this project here today, an important cornerstone in our efforts to literally save and protect our planet, power homes and businesses, lower cost to our consumers and creating jobs in the process,” said Hochul.