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New York: 21 large renewable energy projects to deliver clean, affordable energy

Christian Fernsby |
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the details of the awards for 21 large scale solar, wind, and energy storage projects across upstate New York, totaling 1,278 megawatts of new renewable capacity.

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Topics: NEW YORK    RENEWABLE    ENERGY    ENERGY   

These projects, which New York Energy Research and Development Authority and other State and local agencies will ensure are sited and developed responsibly, will spur over $2.5 billion in direct, private investments toward their development, construction and operation and create over 2,000 short term and long term jobs.

The awards accelerate New York's progress towards Governor Cuomo's Green New Deal goal to obtain 70 percent of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2030, as codified by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, and supports the State mandate for a 100 percent carbon free electricity sector by 2040.

The 21 large scale renewable energy projects are:

Capital Region

Bald Mountain Solar: Boralex will build a 19.99 megawatt solar facility in the town of Greenwich.

West River Solar: Boralex will build a 19.99 megawatt solar facility in the town of Moreau.

SunEast Hilltop Solar: SunEast Development will build a 19.99 megawatt solar facility in the town of Schaghticoke.

Central New York

Garnet Energy Center: NextEra Energy Resources will build a 200 megawatt solar facility, accompanied by 20 megawatts of energy storage, in the town of Conquest.

Finger Lakes

Highview Solar Project: SunEast Development will build a 20 megawatt solar facility in the town of Castile.

Mohawk Valley

SunEast Flat Hill Solar: SunEast Development will build a 19.99 megawatt solar facility in the town of Manheim.

SunEast Grassy Knoll Solar: SunEast Development will build a 19.99 megawatt solar facility in the town of Manheim.

SunEast Limestone Solar: SunEast Development will build a 19.99 megawatt solar facility in the town of Perth.

SunEast Tabletop Solar: SunEast Development will build a 80 megawatt solar facility in the town of Palatine.

North Country

ELP Ticonderoga Solar: East Light Partners will build a 19.99 megawatt solar facility in the town of Ticonderoga.

North Side Energy Center: NextEra Energy Resources will build a 180 megawatt solar facility in the towns of Brasher, Massena, and Norfolk.

Sandy Creek Solar: Boralex will build a 19.99 megawatt solar facility in the towns of Adams and Ellisburg.

Greens Corners Solar: Boralex will build a 120 megawatt solar facility in the towns of Hounsfield and Watertown

SunEast Fairway Solar: SunEast Development will build a 19.99 megawatt solar facility in the town of Oswegatchie

Southern Tier

Cohocton Wind Project: TerraForm Power will repower an existing wind farm, leading to an increase in new renewable capacity of 35.8 megawatts in the town Cohocton.

Prattsburgh Wind Farm: Terra Gen will build a 145 megawatt wind farm in the towns of Avoca, Cohocton, Prattsburgh, and Wheeler.

SunEast Valley Solar: SunEast Development will build a 19.99 megawatt solar facility in the town of Owego.

Western New York

Martin Rd Solar: Empire Renewables, LLC will build a 19.99 megawatt solar facility in the towns of Machias and Yorkshire.

South Ripley Solar and Storage: ConnectGen will build a 270 megawatt solar facility, accompanied by 20 megawatts of energy storage, in the town of Ripley.

Steel Winds Wind Farm: TerraForm Power will repower an existing wind farm, leading to an increase in new renewable capacity of 4.8 megawatts in the city of Lackawanna.

Steel Winds Wind Farm 2: TerraForm Power will repower an existing wind farm, leading to an increase in new renewable capacity of 2.6 megawatts in the city of Lackawanna and the town of Hamburg.


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