Article VII

Article VII Information

Article VII of the New York State Public Service Law sets forth a review process for any application to construct and operate a major utility transmission facility. Article VII establishes a single forum for reviewing the need for, and environmental impact of, certain major electric and gas transmission facilities. The law requires that an applicant must apply for and receive a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need (Certificate) and meet the Article VII requirements before constructing any such facility.

New transmission lines are proposed because of the public’s demand for reliable, economical utility services and because energy sources are usually located at a distance from the populations they serve. Transmission lines interconnect the various utility systems within the state with those in other states and Canada. A determination of the need for any particular project, however, depends on the circumstances of the case and is a major element in the review conducted under the Article VII Law.

The Certification Review Process For Major Electric and Fuel Gas Transmission Facilities under Article VII

Commission's Article VII homepage

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