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$206 million for large-scale renewable projects in New York

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $206 million in awards to four Upstate large-scale clean energy projects.

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The awardees include two large wind farms, one in Western New York and the other in the North County, a large new hydroelectric project in the Mohawk Valley and a small hydroelectric upgrade to an existing dam in the Hudson Valley. All four projects will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the resiliency of New York’s energy infrastructure.

"As New York continues to develop a world class energy infrastructure, these new projects are reinforcing our commitment to providing clean energy to all New Yorkers," Governor Cuomo said. "Through these and other innovative energy projects supported by the State, we are developing a more sustainable mechanism for delivering cleaner, more reliable and resilient energy and will keep us moving forward.”

Once operational, the four projects will add approximately 164 megawatts of new renewable capacity, which will provide about 450,000 megawatt-hours per year of clean renewable energy to New York – enough energy to supply more than 60,000 average-sized homes per year.

The four competitively-selected projects are Arkwright Summit Wind Farm, 78 MW, Arkwright, Chautauqua County; Jericho Rise Wind Farm, 78 MW, Chateaugay, Franklin County; City of Watervliet Delta Hydroelectric Project, 8 MW, Rome, Oneida County; and Village of Wappingers Falls Hydroelectric Project, 100 kilowatts, Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County.

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