There has been a huge debate going on in the communities of Dutchess County, New York (in which I live) about putting up new 345-kilovolt high voltage line that would run entirely within the existing 14.5-mile Con Ed corridor. This has been approved by the New York State Public Service Commission. Residents in Dutchess County have formed citizens groups like “Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition” and “No Monster Power Lines”. And many residents see these lines indeed as “monsters” that are very unwelcome in their community.
However, today I just came across an article that puts a whole different spin on “monster power lines” and actually speaks of them as a potential plus for renewable energy. Very interesting concepts and ideas. Take a look!