June 29, 2021 Work Under Way Now on the Central East Energy Connect in New York State
MYR GROUP AND MYR ENERGY SERVICES TEAM FOR UPGRADE PROJECT THAT WILL INCREASE TRANSMISSION CAPACITY, DELIVER MORE RELIABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY TO HIGH-DEMAND AREAS
MYR Group and MYR Energy Services are working now on the Central East Energy Connect in New York for which nearly 100 miles of 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission construction will be constructed within existing utility corridors.
Formally known as Marcy to New Scotland Transmission Upgrade, the project is expected to increase transmission capacity, while delivering more renewable energy to high-demand areas.
Construction began earlier this year and the project hit its first milestone mid-May.
Despite a delayed start date, crews completed the first segment of the project five days ahead of schedule. For the recently completed segment, crews wrecking out six miles of a 230kV line and built a 345kV line in its place. As construction ramps up, crew sizes will likely double to 120 or more craft workers, including subcontractors.
“We are proud to play a significant role and are delighted to further expand our long-term working relationship with LS Power through this important initiative.” – MYR Group President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Swartz says.
Under the project contract, valued at $250-plus million, MYR Energy Services will provide project management, construction management, material procurement, and construction services, including right-of-way clearing, environmental controls, foundation installation, structure assembly, and erection and conductor stringing.
With construction now under way, the project’s scheduled in-service date will occur in late 2023.
Project Details: Central East Energy Connect