NYSEG upgrades electric system in part of Sullivan County


BINGHAMTON – New York State Electric & Gas has begun construction on a circuit upgrade project that will benefit more than 1,900 customers in the towns of Highland and Tusten. Specifically, the upgrade is to sections of the Yulan 204 circuit, which is located in the southwestern area of the towns near the Pennsylvania border.

The project will upgrade some 15 miles of power lines and bring enhanced reliability to approximately 1,937 customers. The circuit will be enhanced creating four self-tying looks that allow customers to receive their electricity through multiple paths. Creating the new ties throughout the circuit will provide for enhanced reliability of service, the company said.

“These upgrades are desperately needed in Sullivan County,” said Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D, Forestburgh). “With more and more people working and learning from home, as well as using telehealth services, a reliable electric grid is more important than ever before.”

“New York State is seeing more severe and violent storms that are causing damage to our aging electrical system,” said Senator Michael Martucci (R, New Hampton). “System reliability has been an issue in this area and I am pleased that working with Assemblywoman Gunther and NYSEG, that these new upgrades will provide greater resiliency and reliability that our communities deserve, and also allow for continued growth for future economic development in Sullivan County.” 

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