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New York regulator approves three power transmission projects in the US State

The US company New York Transco has obtained permits from the New York State Public Service Commission (NYPSC) to develop three power transmission projects in the US State. The NYPSC has approved Transco's plan to borrow as much as US$1.4bn to build power lines that would carry at least 3 GW of power from offshore wind projects to power the State of New York.

The proposed lines would be part of Transco's US$3.26bn Propel New York Energy project with the New York Power Authority to add three new underground cables connecting Long Island with the rest of state, as well as a 345 kV transmission backbone across western and central Long Island by 2030.

New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), signed in 2019, requires all power in the state to come from clean sources by 2040, including 70% from renewable energy by 2030.