Rensselaer – Dutchess Line is a 345kV overhead line with a length of 87km from Rensselaer, New York, US, to Dutchess, New York, US.

The project, which is currently under construction, is expected to be commissioned in 2023.


Rensselaer – Dutchess Line is an overhead line that will be operated by New York Power Authority. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Approximately $530m was financed by the authorities to undertake the construction works of the project.

The development of the Rensselaer – Dutchess Line project has been approved by the New York Public Service Commission.

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Rensselaer – Dutchess Line project development status

The construction works on the Rensselaer – Dutchess Line project will be commenced in 2021 and commissioning is expected in 2023.

Contractors involved

National Grid Ventures was appointed by New York Power Authority to undertake the construction works on the Rensselaer – Dutchess Line project.

About New York Power Authority

New York Power Authority (NYPA) is a state-owned power organization. It generates electricity, and transmits and sells it on wholesale basis. The authority generates electricity using hydro and natural gas sources. Through long-term electricity supply agreement with Astoria Energy II LLC, NYPA procures electricity from Queens based natural-gas fueled generating plant. It serves municipal and investor-owned utilities, rural electric cooperatives, high load factor industries and other businesses across New York State, various public corporations in south-eastern New York within the metropolitan area of New York City and out-of-state customers. NYPA is headquartered in New York, the US.


All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.