About the Project

The Sodeman Road Station Project is a proposed 115/13.2 kilovolt (kV) substation in the Town of Milton, NY in Saratoga County. This area is continuously growing and increased demands are being placed on an aging electrical system. The Project would resolve current issues with neighboring substations: Ballston, Brook Road and Rock City Falls. The Project team is currently working on the design of the Sodeman Road substation, which would allow for the retirement of the Rock City Falls Station. 


Features & Benefits

  • Enhance and resolve electric service reliability to the growing region by relieving load issues.
  • Retire the outdated Rock City Falls Station. 
  • Decrease the number and length of outages should they occur.
  • Invest in innovative infrastructure which will benefit the expanding business community.

Construction Schedule

Keep up to date on the status of the Sodeman Road Station Project. Click on the links below to learn more about upcoming meetings, events and news articles.

  • 12/3/2018 Construction Update:
    • Substation access road and parking area installation will begin this week. Some grading at the station site will also occur.
    • Construction on the duct bank will be completed this week.
    • Environmental controls continue to be installed and maintained as necessary. 
  • 11/13/2018 Construction Update:
    • Environmental controls continue to be installed and maintained as necessary. 
    • Work will be slow this week as new crews mobilize to the site. 
  • Week of 10/23/2018:
    • Erosion control installation and maintenance is ongoing.
    • Installation of the duct bank and conduit continues this week. A temporary stone detour was established to allow for access to Milton Manor.
    • Substation perimeter establishment and grading work will begin and continue into the next week.
  • Week of 10/1/2018:
    • Environmental controls continue to be installed and maintained. 
    • Duct bank installation will continue into next week, and manhole installation be completed this week.
    • Substation systems are being installed at the substation site. 
  • Week of 9/17/2018:
    • Construction crews and equipment continue to mobilize to the site, along with the installation and maintenance of environmental controls. Foundations will also continue to be poured this week.
    • The start of the duct bank installation will occur next week (week of 9/24/2018).
  • Week of 9/10/2018:
    • This week, construction crews will be focused on drilling and pouring foundations, along with beginning to install a duct bank for the station. Mobilization and environmental control installation and maintenance will continue.
    • Next week's construction activities will include continued foundation and duct bank installations.
  • Week of 9/4/2018:
    • Construction crews continue to mobilize to the site and install and maintain environmental controls. Crews will also be drilling and pouring foundations this week.
    • Next week's activities will include installing the transformer foundation and beginning duct bank installation.
  • Week of 8/13/2018:
    • Construction crews continue to mobilize and set up the substation and marshaling yard sites.
    • The marshaling yard will receive deliveries this week, including office trailers and storage containers. A temporary fence will also be established. `
    • The substation site will be prepped for foundations to be installed in the the coming weeks. Environmental controls will also continue to be installed.
  • Week of 8/6/2018:
    • Construction crews are mobilizing and setting up the substation and marshaling yard sites. This includes sign installation, grubbing, bringing in gravel, and installing environmental controls.
    • Mobilization will continue next week (week of 8/13/2018). Office trailers and storage containers are also planned to be delivered, along with temporary fencing to be installed.
  • 7/6/2018: National Grid to Remobilize and Resume Construction on or about July 23, 2018
  • 4/10/2018 Construction Update:
    • Forestry work and disposal concluded, and the site was stabilized. 
    • Substation construction work is planned to begin in summer 2018.
  • 3/26/2018 Construction Update:
    • Forestry work continues this week with clearing and disposal of trees and vegetation. 
    • Crews will be working on Good Friday, 3/30/2018, along with the regular work hours Monday - Saturday.
  • 3/19/2018 Construction Update:
    • Phase 1 forestry work will begin this week, with equipment mobilization, installation of erosion controls as needed, and clearing and disposal of trees and vegetation. 
    • Crews will be working on Sunday, 3/25/2018, in addition to the regular work hours Monday - Saturday.
  • 3/2/2018: National Grid to Start Site Preparation and Construction on or about March 19, 2018

     Construction Commencement Notice

  • Sodeman Road Substation Project Public Hearing The New York State Public Service Commission held an informational sessions and public statement hearing for the proposed Sodeman Road Substation on Monday, November 16, 2015 at the Town of Milton Community Center. 

Herbicide Information

During the vegetation clearing phase of the Sodeman 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 Sodeman Road Station Project, please send us an email or call us at (844) 727-6649.
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) 727-6649
E: info@capitalregionreliability.com