Last week, Gov. Cuomo announced that the New York Power Authority (NYPA) has approved two projects, both located in the North Country, that are intended to improve the reliability of electricity transmission in the region and throughout the state.

The first project is a $68 million replacement of transmission cables that connect a New York Power Authority substation in Plattsburgh to a substation in Vermont. The second is the first phase of SMART Path, the replacement of NYPA’s Moses-Adirondack transmission lines, which run 85 miles from Massena to Lewis County.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“These projects will help create a modern, more reliable and more resilient power grid for the North Country and New York as a whole. This administration has taken significant steps to rebuild this state’s energy infrastructure and we remain committed to creating one of the most innovative power grids in the country.”