New york city introduces 23 large-scale PV projects as part of guv's clean power drive

Jan 14, 2021 05:21 PM ET
  • New York state will this year contract for 23 large-scale solar farms and one hydroelectric facility with an integrated capacity of greater than 2.2 GW, as Governor Andrew Cuomo lays out efforts to stimulate on exclusive financial investment in clean energy and also drive job development.
New york city introduces 23 large-scale PV projects as part of guv's clean power drive
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These 24 projects will certainly generate greater than US$ 2.9 billion of financial investment as well as create 3,400 jobs across the state, it was announced in the guv's 2021 State of the State address yesterday (13 January), which likewise consisted of commitments to construct a 'eco-friendly energy transmission superhighway' to move clean power.

The plants will certainly be added to the 68 large-scale renewable energy facilities-- 52 solar projects and 16 wind farms-- that have been contracted for in New York in the last 5 years. The state's entire 'green economy recuperation' is expected to result in 12.4 GW of new renewables capability as well as straight create over 50,000 jobs.

" Green energy is a pushing ethical important and a prime financial opportunity," Governor Cuomo claimed. "New York can and will certainly be the nation's leader for renewable resource development and manufacturing, all while safeguarding jobs of the future."

Among the 23 solar projects that have actually been revealed for this year are: a 250MW plant in Montgomery, a 200MW center in Orleans as well as a 90MW installation in Franklin County. "These projects will certainly not just develop power but bring required financial chance to the having a hard time parts of our state," Cuomo said.

In a move to cut congestion prices because of bottlenecks on the transmission grid, New York state will additionally create a 250-mile eco-friendly power superhighway. It is really hoped the US$ 2 billion project will certainly produce possibilities to increase making use of renewables for parts of the state that still rely on fossil fuel plants.

The state has actually released a request for propositions for transmission arteries to bring renewable energy from both upstate and also from Canada to New York City. A press release from Cuomo's workplace stated that supercharging the new transmission superhighway "will be crucial" to completing the state's eco-friendly financial recuperation and speeding up tidy power development.

Cuomo introduced the Climate Leadership and also Community Protection Act in 2019, which established the objectives of a 70% eco-friendly energy-powered electricity system and 3GW of energy storage space implementation by 2030. The guv said in his address the other day that New York currently has a portfolio of practically 1GW of contracted storage projects, consisting of a 20MW battery storage facility presently under development by the New York Power Authority in Franklin County.

Cuomo's propositions have actually rated by the renewables industry. "New York is wise to identify that tidy energy is an industry poised for growth and also prepared to aid New York's economic climate recover from COVID," claimed Anne Reynolds, executive director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York.

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