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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

National Grid initiative will create 500 jobs in Syracuse with $1 billion project

National Grid, together with the NorthEast Power Alliance (NEPA), is undertaking a $1 billion project to upgrade Upstate New York's transmission lines from Albany to Buffalo.  To accelerate this project, NEPA has opened an office in downtown Syracuse that is expected to create more than 500 jobs throughout Upstate during the course of the construction.  Up to 140 engineers, project managers and support staff are already being brought on line by NEPA, which is a joint venture that includes AMEC, Michels Corporation R.G., and Vanderweil Engineers.  NEPA RDV Director William McElwain noted, "This is a fantastic opportunity to work with National Grid to safely deliver network reinforcement in Upstate New York.  We look forward to developing long lasting relationships, particularly through employment opportunities in our new office and field opperations, with the people and businesses of Syracuse."