Upstate New York is an energy hub in our state providing electricity that benefits all New Yorkers. From the stable, ongoing, daily supply of our resources to the critical ability to meet demands when our state needs it most, Upstate New York's nuclear energy plants – including the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant and Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station in Oswego County and Ginna Nuclear Generating Station in Wayne County – are helping New Yorkers lead better, healthier lives.
Since its founding, Upstate Energy Jobs has been committed to preserving New York's nuclear energy plants because of their lasting, positive impact on our state and in our region. Nuclear power bolsters our economy by creating jobs; in fact, it supports more than 20,000 of them. It also preserves the natural beauty of our environment by reducing nearly one third of our carbon-free electricity. Overall, nuclear helps to ensure the dependability of our electric grid.
Upstate Energy Jobs will continue to support vital resources that help keep our communities thriving.
For example, it is critical that the state advance the development of new electric transmission from Edic to Pleasant Valley, as has been under consideration for several years. The time is now to select a developer – one committed to putting New Yorkers to work – and build the transmission grid needed for our clean energy future.
To learn more about how Upstate Energy Jobs is working to make our region better for us all: