This week, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) approved an award of $93 million in on-call construction contracts to four firms towards the installation of new digital communications systems on NYPA transmission lines.
These updates will further improve the reliability and efficiency of New York’s electric grid as part of the Communications Backbone Initiative.
“The Power Authority operates one-third of the high voltage transmission infrastructure in New York State and these upgrades will improve the reliability and efficiency of NYPA’s transmission system and New York’s electric grid,” said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO. “The Communications Backbone plays a vital role in advancing NYPA’s goal of becoming the nation’s first end-to-end digital utility, allowing us to be more informed and responsive to changing conditions and emergencies on our power lines.”
Read more about the project at the link below: