Case dismissed: PSC, FERC, Circuit Court put three more nails in NYRI coffin

ALBANY – If the investors behind the failed New York Regional Interconnect powerline project want to try again, they will have to start back at square one, New York regulators say.

Tuesday, the New York Public Service commission officially dismissed NYRI’s Article VII application which sought permitting authority for a 190-mile long high voltage transmission line they claimed would relieve congestion and lower utility costs for downstate residents.

The dismissal was made with prejudice, meaning the case is officially closed. If NYRI wants to re-address the project, they will need to file a new application.

“I would like to thank all of the many parties that participated in this intensive siting process,” said PSC Chairman Garry Brown in a press statement. “The active parties and the general public supplied invaluable information in this proceeding. The detail that went into the record was greatly facilitated by the public statement hearings that were held.”

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