Tri-Lakes Electric Reliability Project “Open House” Scheduled For June 10

Connie Cullen

May 27, 2005


ALBANY—The public will have an opportunity to learn more about plans for a new power line to improve the reliability of electric service the Tri-Lakes Region and surrounding communities at an “open house” scheduled for Friday, June 10 in Tupper Lake. The event will be held from 3:00 to 9:00 pm at the Ivy Terrace Room, 38 Boyer Ave in Tupper Lake NY 12986.  This location is handicapped-accessible.

The public is invited to learn about the project sponsors, route corridors currently being studied for the new line, reliability benefits expected from the new power line, environmental and engineering topics, costs, schedule, permitting, licensing and much more.

Large, poster-style boards will display preliminary project information, and representatives of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and project experts will be available.

Those attending are encouraged to share their comments, ideas, suggestions and questions with project sponsors.  Public comments will also assist in the development of the Environmental Impact Statement, which is being prepared under the State Environmental Quality Review Act.

The new line, estimated to cost $29 million, is part of the Tri-Lakes Electric Reliability Project which has the goal to improve the reliability of electric service to the region.  The two route corridors, currently under study, show the potential line either traveling south from near the Stark Falls Reservoir in Colton through Sevey Corners to Piercefield or traveling east from Newton Falls in Clifton through Cook Corners to Sevey Corners then to Piercefield.

If you can not attend the public open house, a map of the study routes will soon be made available at town and village municipal buildings. Information is currently available on the web at (at the Home Page, click on the Tri-Lakes Electric Reliability Project link) which gives the public the ability to submit questions and comments via email.

For more information on the public open house, please contact Steve Ramsey, Regional Manager-Community Relations, NYPA, at 1-800-724-0309 or .  For directions to the Ivy Terrace Room, please call 518-359-9220.