Construction of the Ballston - Mechanicville Refurbishment has been completed. The Ballston - Mechanicville Refurbishment is an approximately 20-mile 34.5 kilovolt (kV) electric sub-transmission project. Most of the existing structures along the route were replaced, including the replacement of shield wire in some locations. The project is located between the Ballston Substation off of Route 67 in Ballston Spa and the Mechanicville Substation near Route 4 in the Town of Halfmoon, and will runs through the Towns of Ballston, Clifton Park, and Halfmoon, in Saratoga County, New York.
The existing Ballston-Mechanicville 34.5kV sub-transmission line will be refurbished between the Ballston Substation off Rt. 67 in Ballston and the Mechanicville Substation near Rt. 4 in Halfmoon. Many structures will be replaced, along with shield wire in some areas. The line voltage will stay the same (34.5kV). For specifics in your area, please contact us.
During the vegetation clearing phase of the Ballston-Mechanicville Refurbishment Project, National Grid will employ a variety of Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) techniques. Mechanical clearing, hand cutting, mowing and selective herbicide applications are a few examples of such techniques. This work will be conducted by NYS Department of Conservation-licensed contractors in site specific locations prescribed by the National Grid Forestry staff. The herbicide application – as part of a planned IVM program – will enable National Grid to create stable, low-growing plant communities that require minimal maintenance. The labels for each of the herbicides to be used can be found below.