New Scotland-Pleasant Valley Information


  • Description
  • Routing Map/Map series
  • Schedule - Coming Soon
  • Impacts and Benefits


The New Scotland to Pleasant Valley (“New Scotland-Pleasant Valley”) Project component consists of a new 345-kV overhead single circuit transmission line originating at the existing New Scotland Substation in Albany County, approximately five (5) miles southwest of the City of Albany, and proceeding generally south, connecting to the existing Leeds Substation in Greene County, approximately one (1) mile west of the town of Athens. From Leeds Substation, the line proceeds generally south and connects to the existing Pleasant Valley Substation, located just southwest of the Town of Pleasant Valley in Dutchess County. The proposed alignment from New Scotland to Leeds is approximately 25 miles long; the proposed alignment from Leeds to Pleasant Valley is approximately 40 miles.


While the routing and siting of the transmission line will be determined in coordination with stakeholders and through an alternatives analysis during the subsequent application process, the proposed route for New Scotland-Leeds-Pleasant Valley, parallels existing transmission lines for nearly its entire length. North America Transmission estimates that New Scotland-Pleasant Valley can be placed in service as early as 2019.


Coming Soon

Impacts and Benefits

While an economic inpact study for New Scotland-Leeds-Pleasant Valley has not been completed, an Economic Impact Study for the Edic-Fraser Project component was completed by Appleseed. North America Transmission assumes that the impacts are approximately proportional to the total capital investment associated with the transmission line.


Appleseed Report for Edic-Fraser