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1 Advisory Working Groups Town of Dover August 26, 2014 Town of Pleasant Valley August 27, 2014

2 Agenda  Introductions  About Advisory Working Groups  Project Review  Project Design  Discussion  Next Meeting 2

3 What is an AWG?  Advisory Working Groups (AWG) offer an informal, unofficial opportunity for the public and project experts to share information and ideas  No specialized knowledge is needed—technical information will be presented in plain language  If you are attending as a member of an organization, please share the information exchanged tonight with your members  Advisory Working Groups are part of the Public Involvement Plan—comments are not part of the official public record 3

4 AWG Format  Workshop-style sessions to explore project details and topics of interest  Project experts guide technical discussions  Members help set agenda topics  Meetings will be scheduled periodically during the project  Meeting presentations, announcements, and materials will be posted online at 4

5 Project Team  Bob De Meyere - Cricket Valley Energy (CVE) –Developer of Cricket Valley Energy Center, a fully permitted $1.4 billion natural gas-fueled, high-efficiency, combined-cycle power generation facility in the Town of Dover/Dutchess County –Subsidiary of Advanced Power, NA  Ted Barten - Epsilon Associates, Inc. –Project environmental consultant  DiGioia Gray & Associates –Project engineermicha  Nora Madonick - Arch Street Communications –Public information and outreach 5

6 Cricket Valley Energy  Cricket Valley Energy is a 1000 MW energy generation facility in Dover, NY  Fully approved and permitted  Completed State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process 6

7 Why Upgrade?  CVE has been required by New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) to:  Fund/install 14.6 mile transmission line in existing right of way between CVE in Dover and Con Edison substation in Pleasant Valley  Reconductor 3.4 mile segment of existing transmission line between CVE substation and the NY/CT border  Upgrade Pleasant Valley substation (within existing footprint) security/communication infrastructure  NYISO goals for the Project:  Increase transmission/transfer capacity, redundancy, and operational capabilities 7

8 What is Transfer Capacity? 8

9 NYISO/DPS Requirements  Construct new transmission line within the existing 250- foot-wide Con Edison right-of-way  Ensure minimal disruption to the environment and neighboring communities  Privately fund the $55 million infrastructure investment  Transfer ownership to Con Edison upon completion  NOT part of any of the following transmission line projects: NY Transco Edic to Pleasant Valley; NEXTERA New Scotland to Pleasant Valley; North American Transmission; or Boundless Energy Transmission. 9

10 Project Design - Location 10

11 Project Design - Poles  Why monopoles?  State-of-the-art technology  Delta configuration to minimize EMF levels  Under discussion:  Identify locations where pole height can be reduced 11

12 Project Design - EMF 12

13 Next Meeting Topics for next meeting? 13

14 Appendix 14

15 Simulated View 15 Town of Dover

16 16 Town of LaGrange Simulated View

17 17 Town of Union Vale Simulated View

18 18 Town of Pleasant Valley Simulated View

19 Simulated View-Taconic Pky 19

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