New york city introduces 2.4 GW of PV plants, some combined with energy storage space

Jun 6, 2022 01:07 PM ET
  • New york city has awarded 22 large-scale solar projects agreements as part of the state's biggest land-based procurement of renewables to day.
New york city introduces 2.4 GW of PV plants, some combined with energy storage space
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The solar plants will certainly have an incorporated capacity of more than 2.4 GW, and six will certainly be co-located with energy storage space, comprising a total amount of 159MW of capacity, to improve the integration of renewable energy resources onto the grid.

The installations will spur more than US$ 2.7 billion in private investment and also create over 3,000 short- and also long-term jobs across the state, according to the workplace of New York's guv, Kathy Hochul.

" These projects will allow us to not just satisfy but exceed our objective of obtaining 70% of our electrical power from renewable energies," Hochul claimed.

The biggest 2 projects in the procurement both function 350MW of solar co-located with 20MW of energy storage. They will certainly be developed by associates of EDF Renewables.

Among the various other companies that were granted contracts consist of Cypress Creek Renewables, CS Energy, ReneSola Power and Nexamp.

Settlements from the New York City State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will certainly start once the projects have obtained all required authorizations and also authorizations and also come to be operational to power New york city.

The authority's chief executive officer, Doreen Harris, claimed: "NYSERDA is dedicated to collaborating with the awarded programmers, regional host federal governments and community stakeholders throughout the project growth process to sensibly site projects, consisting of the defense of prime agricultural land, and also make certain that they cross the finish line on time."

The developers have actually devoted nearly US$ 86 million in financial investments in deprived communities throughout New York, consisting of community-based investments such as apprenticeships and scholarships.

The freshly awarded projects indicate New york city's pipeline of large-scale renewable resource plants moving in the direction of procedure includes more than 120 solar as well as wind ranches under growth that will provide 14.2 GW of power to the grid when completed.

With New york city aiming to get to a zero-emission power industry by 2040, the state previously this year approved a new structure to achieve 10GW of distributed solar by 2030 as its NY-Sun solar initiative was increased.

State authorities additionally settled agreements last year for Clean Path NY, a framework project comprising 1.8 GW of solar as well as 2GW of wind capacity that would certainly provide energy from upstate to New york city City.

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