On October 27, 2015, PPL Electric Utilities filed an application with the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) to build a major new transmission powerline. The first 95 mile segment would run between Blakely (Lackawanna County), PA and Ramapo, NY and would cost up to $600 million. The 345-kilovolt transmission line would link the PJM Interconnection and the New York Independent System Operator.
In addition to NYISO, Approvals will be required from Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the New York Public Service Commission, PJM and from state and federal agencies regarding environmental impacts.
PPL proposes to put the first segment into service by 2023. The full project would run 475 miles from western PA to southeastern, NY and would cost up to $4 billion according to recent reports.