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A rendering of what the A&C lines are expected to look like after reconstruction
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A&C Lines Maps
Plans showing new pole locations including environmental management and construction plans.


Examples of what the A&C lines look like now and are expected to look like after reconstruction.

Contact Information
For questions or concerns about this project, please contact Central Hudson’s dedicated project line at 845-486-5342. Or, contact Central Hudson Director of Project Management Chris Rottkamp at

The project is under the jurisdiction of the New York State Public Service Commission, which is responsible for enforcing compliance with environmental and construction conditions, and which may be contacted at:
Secretary:, phone (518) 474-4535;
Department of Public Service OEEE Compliance Section: phone (518) 486-7322.

Central Hudson has received final approval to rebuild 11-miles of electric transmission lines that serve up to 12,000 residents and businesses in Dutchess County. Approval of the project by state regulators followed a comprehensive review process, public meetings and hearings, and extensive meetings with property owners. Reconstructing the lines will maintain electric service reliability for customers and is an important investment in the electric infrastructure serving the Mid-Hudson Valley.

The transmission lines, named “A” and “C,” begin in East Fishkill and travel through the towns of Wappinger and LaGrange, terminating in Pleasant Valley. Originally constructed in 1948, these transmission lines are in need of replacement and must be rebuilt. The lines will be reconstructed within the existing right-of-way. Both the poles and wires will be replaced along the entire route, and some poles will be relocated within the easement, for example to span sensitive environmental resources such as wetlands. The existing single and “H”-shaped wooden poles will be replaced by a streamlined and sturdy single pole design made of Coreten steel, which features a characteristic brown, wood-like patina to help blend with the landscape. The reconstructed line will operate at the same voltage as the original line, 115-thousand volts.

Central Hudson submitted environmental reviews, and is working in cooperation with affected municipalities, Dutchess County, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York Department of Public Service.

The project will be performed under New York’s Article VII laws, and is subject to state oversight and permitting. Construction is anticipated to begin in July 2015 and the project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2016.

PSC Order Documents

Project Filings and Descriptions