New York finalises contracts for transmission project including 1.8 GW of solar

Dec 3, 2021 02:30 PM ET
  • New york city authorities have finalised contracts for an US$ 11 billion infrastructure project consisting of 1.8 GW of solar and also 2GW of wind capacity that would certainly supply energy from upstate to New york city City.
New York finalises contracts for transmission project including 1.8 GW of solar
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The Clean Path NY project would feature greater than 20 solar and also wind plants and also a 174-mile underground transmission line.

Clean Path NY stated it has actually authorized an arrangement with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and also submitted the agreement to the New York State Public Service Commission for approval. It is currently based on a public comment period up until 7 February 2022.

The project is a collaboration between renewables designers Invenergy and also energyRe in addition to the New york city Power Authority.

An agreement has additionally been finalised for one more New York infrastructure project, called Champlain Hudson Power Express, that would certainly feature a 339-mile underground and also underwater transmission project to provide 1.25 GW of hydropower from Canada to New York.

Both projects were picked earlier this year as part of New york city's efforts to have 70% of its electrical energy generation from renewables by 2030 prior to getting to a zero-emission electricity field by 2040.

" If the biggest city in the country can depend on clean energy for power, any kind of location can," stated New York's major, Bill de Blasio. "New York is verifying it's possible to deal with global warming and fight for climate justice by investing in water, wind and also solar power."

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