APGI Long Sault OASIS
The Long Sault division of APGI ("Long Sault") owns and operates
five 115KV transmission lines in northern New York state that connect the Alcoa
Massena Operations with its electric energy suppliers. The lines were originally
constructed as feeder lines between the New York Power Authority (NYPA) St.
Lawrence - FDR hydroelectric power project, hydroelectric generation in the
Province of Quebec, CA and the Alcoa manufacturing facility in Massena, NY. As
the regional transmission system grew and NYPA and neighboring utilities became
more interconnected these lines became part of that interconnected system.
Three of the lines connect the Alcoa Massena Operations with NYPA at the
Barnhart Island substation. Each of the lines is approximately 7 miles in
length. The town of Massena, New York is connected to two of the three lines at
the Massena Substation and has a long-term contract for transmission services.
The load value based on Alcoa smelting load and Massena ranges from 180 MW to
Two of the lines, known as the Cedars Lines, approximately 7
miles long, connect the Hydro Quebec System with New York at the National Grid
Dennison Substation in Massena. Cedars Rapids Transmission Company (CRT), a
wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro Quebec, has leased the entire capacity of the
Cedars path. Long Sault Operations in turn pays a fee to CRT to operate the
Cedars path and provide the appropriate open access information on the CRT
The rates for Long Sault transmission service under its open
access transmission tariff ("OATT") are set forth in schedules to the Long Sault OATT. To date, there have been no requests
for transmission service pursuant to Long Sault's OATT. Click here for
additional information on NYPA transmission, or click here
for additional information on Cedar Rapids Transmission.