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Firm Represents Power Line Project on Vital Interconnection Questions

The developers of a one thousand megawatt power line, designed to bring renewable power from Canada to New York City faced the prospect of project delay due to the need to secure approval from the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) for a major transmission upgrade in New York City that would permit the full one thousand megawatt capability of that facility to be delivered to customers in New York City.

For the $2.2 billion project to move forward,NYISO must review and approve transmission upgrades.

Our attorneys represent the power-line developer and although much remains to be settled, they have secured an important first step: in a first of its kind decision, NYISO has agreed to evaluate the transmission upgrade in New York City as part of the Class Year 2012 Interconnection Facilities Study now under way. As NYISO’s next Class Year Interconnection Facilities Study is unlikely to begin until late 2014 or early 2015, this action has avoided a substantial delay in the project’s construction schedule.


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