PUBLIC NOTICE: Phase 2 Lasher Road Substation Project

PUBLIC NOTICE 
STATE OF NEW YORK – PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Case 10-T-0080 – Application of Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need Pursuant to Article VII for the Construction of a New 115 kV Transmission Line from Spier Falls to Rotterdam, New York. 

NOTICE OF FILING OF PHASE 2

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION PLAN FOR THE LASHER ROAD SUBSTATION PROJECT

Subject:  Case 10-T-0080 – construction and operation of a 115 kV/13.2 kV transmission switching and distribution substation and associated 115 kV line extensions.

On or about June 15, 2018, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid (“National Grid” or the “Company”) is filing the second phase (“Phase 2”) of a proposed Environmental Management and Construction Plan (“EM&CP”) with the New York Public Service Commission (“Commission”), in compliance with the Order Granting Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need, issued and effective February 24, 2011 (“Original Order”) and the Order Granting Amendment of Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need Subject to Conditions, issued and effective July 18, 2017 in Case 10-T-0080 (“Amendment Order”) for the proposed Lasher Road substation project (“Project”).

PHASE 2 EM&CP The Phase 2 EM&CP will cover all Phase 2 construction work on the Project, which is all construction work necessary to complete the Project except for the limited portion of Project construction work covered by the Phase 1 EM&CP filed by National Grid on February 9, 2018 and approved by the Commission in its Order Approving Environmental Management and Construction Plan for Phase 1, dated March 20, 2018. The Phase 2 EM&CP will describe the environmental protection measures to be implemented during the Phase 2 construction work on the Project. Section I of the Phase 2 EM&CP will provide a general description of the Project. Section II of the Phase 2 EM&CP will list each condition of the Original Order and Amendment Order and National Grid’s responses thereto as applicable to the Phase 2 construction work on the Project. Section III of the Phase 2 EM&CP will address the mapping requirements and the statement of objectives, techniques and procedures as set forth in the General Guidelines for Environmental Management and Construction Plans, as applicable to the Phase 2 construction work on the Project.

Promptly after the Phase 2 EM&CP is filed, it will be available for public inspection during normal business hours at the local public library in or closest to the Project site.

LASHER ROAD SUBSTATION PROJECT The Lasher Road Substation Project consists of constructing and operating a 115 kV/13.2 kV transmission switching and distribution substation (“Lasher Road Substation”) and associated 115 kV line extensions (“115 kV Line Extensions”) that would tie into the National Grid’s existing 115 kV Spier Falls to Rotterdam Transmission Line #2 (“Line 2”), its existing 115 kV Luther Forest to Rotterdam #1 (“Line 1”) and its existing 115 kV Spier Falls to Luther Forest Line #302 (“Line 302”). The Project is needed to maintain reliable transmission service and address anticipated load growth in National Grid’s Northeast Region.

The Lasher Road Substation will be located on an approximately 36-acre parcel located north of Randall Road east of the intersection of Randall Road and Lasher Road, in the Town of Ballston, Saratoga County, New York. The parcel is located in the northwest portion of the Town of Ballston, approximately 3.6 miles west-southwest of the Village of Ballston Spa. The Lasher Road Substation will include one 15/20/25 megavolt amperes (“MVA”) power transformer and one 15 kV class switchgear suitable for four feeders. One metal-clad outdoor enclosure will contain the switchgear, secondary electrical equipment, and the protective relaying for the distribution feeders. Another pre-fabricated building will house the 115 kV transmission switchgear, secondary electric equipment, and protective relaying for the transmission switching of the substation. The 115 kV Line Extensions will be comprised of transmission line structures designed to provide a loop in – loop out from Lines 1, 2, and 302 to the Lasher Road Substation.

COMMENTS, COMPLAINTS AND FURTHER INFORMATION Any person may be heard by the Commission on any matter or objection regarding the Phase 2 EM&CP by filing written comments with both the Commission Secretary and National Grid (at the addresses immediately below) within 30 days following the date the Phase 2 EM&CP is filed with the Commission or the date of newspaper publication of this notice, whichever is later. Please reference Case 10-T-0080.

Hon. Kathleen H. Burgess, Secretary, State of New York, Public Service Commission, Empire State Plaza, Agency Building 3, Albany, NY 12223-1350, Phone: 518-474-6530, Email: [email protected]

Michael Quinn, Project Manager, National Grid, 1 Apollo Drive, Glens Falls, NY 12801, Phone: 844-727-6648, Email: [email protected]

The National Grid agent or employee who will receive complaints, if any, during the construction of the Project is Michael Quinn, whose contact information is immediately above. Any person desiring additional information about a specific geographical location or specific subject may request it from National Grid by contacting Mr. Quinn. Any request for additional information should be specific as to the subject of the information desired.

The New York State Department of Public Service, Environmental Certification and Compliance Section can be reached at 518-474-8702.

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