A controversial transmission line that will cut through Saratoga County to supply power to GlobalFoundries gained approval from state regulators on Thursday.
The transmission line, proposed by National Grid, will begin at Spier Falls Road in Moreau and run 33 miles south to Rotterdam on a path that is parallel to an existing line.
National Grid officials asked for and received the right to obtain easements extending their rights-of way by up to 25 feet along the path as part of the application process.
Several home owners in Greenfield and Ballston Spa who live along the route questioned the company’s project and said it would be detrimental to their home values and quality of life.
Local officials also expressed concerns about the environmental impact because the line will run through wetlands and cross the Kayaderosseras Creek multiple times.
The PSC’s ruling declares the line will not have an adverse impact and that there is sufficient public need to support the proposal.
National Grid officials have said the line is needed to support general residential and commercial growth in the region, and to support GlobalFoundries, the computer-chip maker building a $4.6 billion computer-chip factory in Malta.
Read more on this story in Friday’s edition of The Post Star.