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Governor Hochul opening remarks at Climate Week NYC September 2021 green transmission lines

Hochul Touts Green Transmission Lines Coming to NYC from Upstate and Quebec

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced two contracts to build long-distance green power transmission lines to New York City. In opening remarks at Climate Week NYC, the governor noted that the city has had to rely on fossil fuels “because it’s not hooked up to renewable sources upstate.” 

One project will build a 174-mile transmission line from Delaware County to the Rainey Substation in Queens. The other is a 339-mile project that will extend from Quebec to Queens’ Astoria substation. 

Combining wind, solar and hydropower, the two projects will bring “nearly 18 million mega hours of renewable energy to New York City annually, enough to power two and a half million homes a year,” Hochul said. 

She said the projects would play “a major role in allowing New York City to retire its reliance on fossil fuel plants that have been polluting too many parts of our city. “ 


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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