National Grid cuts ribbon on new substation

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Capital Region is powering up for more growth.

A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday for National Grid’s new Eastover Electric Substation at 130 Eastover Rd. in Troy.

The purpose of the 50 million substation is to reinforce the existing Northeast Electric System to support future growth. National Grid said the substation will prevent overloading of nearby stations.

“In the event of a severe weather event, it will hopefully prevent power outages, and in case there is one, help us restore electricity more quickly to the customers,” National Grid President Ken Daley said.

Daley said the station will also enable more growth north of Albany, including the Luther Forest Technology Campus.

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