About the Project

The $14 million Lasher Road Substation Project will serve the greater Saratoga New York area by increasing the reliability of electrical service to our residential customers. The Project calls for the construction of a new combined switching and 115/13.2 kilovolt (kV) distribution substation, with associated 115kV line connections, near the intersection of Lasher Road and Randall Road in the Town of Ballston. Once the new station is constructed, National Grid will retire the existing Randall Road Station located at the intersection of Randall Road and Hop City Road. Construction of the substation is expected to commence in 2018.

Features & Benefits

  • The Project will increase and improve reliability of electrical service to the region, allowing for future economic development.
  • National Grid will construct a new 115kV substation on Lasher Road and eventually retire the aging Randall Road substation.
  • The new, modern equipment will allow for rapid service restoration in case of an outage.
  • The Project will improve electric service reliability by relieving load to residential customers in the area.

Construction Schedule

Keep up to date on the status of the Lasher Road Station Project.

Click on the links below to learn more about upcoming meetings, events and news articles.

  • 12/10/2018 Construction Update:
    • Civil and drilling contractors will be re-mobilizing to the construction area, with construction activities beginning the week of 12/17/2018. These activities will include civil work on the marshalling yard entrance and substation area.
    • Environmental control installation and monitoring will continue.
  • 12/3/2018 Construction Update:
    • Civil and drilling contractors will be re-mobilizing to the construction area, with construction activities beginning the week of 12/17/2018.
    • Environmental control installation and monitoring will continue.
  • 11/19/2018 Construction Update:
    • Much of the same activities will be occurring this week as in the previous week: mobilization of equipment and crews, and environmental control installation and monitoring.
    • The construction site will be stabilized this week before the holidays. No work is planned to occur on Thursday (11/22) or Friday (11/23).
    • Work will continue on the manholes in the station vicinity.
  • 11/13/2018 Construction Update:
    • Construction crews, equipment, and materials continue to mobilize to the site.
    • Environmental controls continue to be installed and maintained as necessary.
    • The marshalling yard entrance will be maintained as the yard continues to be established. 
    • Work will occur on the manholes in the station vicinity.
  • Week of 10/22/18:
    • Erosion and sediment controls were established in the construction area, and will continue to be monitored and repaired as yesterday. 
    • Construction crews are preparing the marshaling yard area to receive materials, equipment, and personnel. 
    • Road signs are being installed and will stay in place for the length of the project.
  • 10/8/2018 Construction Update:
    • Construction crews are mobilizing and setting up the substation and marshalling yard sites, including site reviews.
    • Mobilization will continue next week (week of 10/15/2018). Stabilized construction entrances will be installed along with stone installation for the marshalling yard.
  • National Grid to Remobilize and Resume Construction on or about October 8, 2018
  • 4/9/2018 Construction Update:
    • Phase 1 forestry work and disposal concluded, and the site was stabilized. 
    • Phase 2 substation construction work is planned to begin in late summer 2018.
  • 3/25/2018 Construction Update:
    • Phase 1 forestry work will begin this week, with  installation of erosion controls as needed, and clearing and disposal of trees and vegetation. 
    • Crews will be working on Sunday, 3/25/2018, and Good Friday, 3/30/3018, in addition to the regular work hours Monday - Saturday.
  • 3/2/2018: National Grid to Start Site Preparation and Construction on or about March 20, 2018

     Construction Commencement Notice

  • June 23, 2015 Project Open House
    • National Grid hosted an Open House to discuss the construction of a new 34.5kV line on Rock City Road in West Milton. Click here for more information.

Herbicide Information

During the vegetation clearing phase of the Lasher Road Substation 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.

Get in Touch

For more information about the Lasher Road Station Project, please send us an email or call us at (844) 727-6648.

This project is under the jurisdiction of the New York State Public Service Commission, which is responsible for enforcing compliance with environmental and construction conditions. The Public service commission can be contacted at:

New York State Public Service Commission
Kathleen Burgess, Secretary
Phone: (518) 474-6530


New York State Department of Public Service
Environmental Certification and Compliance Section
Phone: (518) 474-8702

Contact Us

National Grid
P: (844) 727-6648
E: info@capitalregionreliability.com