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CVEC Submits Application to Public Service Commission

November 8, 2011

CVEC has filed a petition with New York State’s Public Service Commission (PSC) seeking a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN).  The PSC is charged with ensuring a safe, secure and reliable electric grid and their review of the CVEC project will determine whether construction of CVEC is in the public interest.

A CPCN petition includes a description of the project, reviews environmental and economic impacts and benefits, and determines whether it is economically feasible and can be appropriately financed without cost to the taxpayers.

The CPCN is available for review on the CVEC Documents page or on the PSC’s web site.

Comments on the petition will be accepted in writing by the Public Service Commission
and can be submitted to Hon. Jaclyn A. Brilling, Secretary, Public Service Commission by email at, or via postal mail at the Public Service Commission, Building Three, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12223-1350.

The CPCN will be effective pending approval of the project under the SEQR process. CVEC is currently responding to comments to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, and anticipates it will submit its Final Environmental Impact Statement to the Department of Environmental Conservation by early next year. If you have any questions or comments on the CPCN or any other CVEC filings, please contact Matt Martin at 845-877-0596 or