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Project For High-Voltage Power On Smart Path Is Now Complete.

The Smart Path high-voltage transmission project, which took more than three years to complete, is now finished, according to WWNY in Cantonia, New York.

From Massena, which is in St. Lawrence County, to Croghan, which is in Lewis County, 78 miles of power lines were rebuilt.

776 brand-new steel monopoles, some of which were 80 years old, were installed in place of the old, weather-resistant wooden poles.

In addition, the work involved putting in transmission lines that can carry more electricity.

Tuesday morning, the New York Power Authority celebrated the project’s completion at SUNY Canton alongside state and local officials.

According to 7 News, the project would cost half a billion dollars and generate several hundred construction jobs when construction began in March 2020.

In a press release, Governor Kathy Hochul stated, “The completion of the Smart Path transmission line is an example of a massive energy infrastructure improvement project that will onboard clean energy to the state’s electricity grid.” Brilliant Way initiated at the level of the pandemic and this present time gladly has been finished on opportunity and on financial plan – giving enduring unwavering quality and ecological advantages to New York’s electrical matrix into the indefinite future.”

The first transmission line was worked in 1942 and procured by NYPA in the mid 1950s.

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