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NYRI Timeline

Time line of New York Regional Interconnect power line developments.

2003: www.evesun.com/topics/news/NYRI/">NYRI project is conceptualized and takes form as the Pegasus project.

2005: August 8 – The 2005 federal Energy Policy Act is passed, giving the federal government the power to create National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETC); opening the door for private power line projects like that of New York Regional Interconnect Inc., a subsidiary of Canadian energy developers.


• March 6 – www.evesun.com/topics/news/NYRI/">NYRI requests from the U.S. DOE that their project area be given status as an NIETC.

• March 30 – NYRI publicly announces project plans to erect a roughly 200-mile-long, 400,000 volt transmission line through eight upstate counties, including 44 miles of Chenango.

• April 4 – NYRI’s plans, consisting of two possible routes that end downstate in Orange County, are first reported by most local media agencies.

• May 6 – NYRI holds first public meeting in New Windsor. Police were called after the crowd expressed anger regarding the meeting’s “divide and conquer” format and a lack of information.

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