sPower and PSEG Long Island construct 20-MWac New York solar system
Jul 24, 2019 05:25 PM ET
sPower, a company handling development, construction and operation of solar power facilities, and PSEG Long Island, a major electric utility provider, have completed a 20-MWac solar plant in Riverhead, New York. The project will provide power for approximately 2,870 homes annually, as New York moves to completely decarbonize its electricity system by 2040.
During the eight months of construction, the Riverhead project employed approximately 220 workers who logged nearly 71,000 hours of paid labor. While construction is time-limited, this project added over $8 million in local wages to Long Island’s economy.
“We are honored to be long-term neighbors with Long Island communities,” said Ryan Creamer, CEO at sPower. “Bringing solar power to this state sets an example of civic responsibility to the rest of the country. Working hard with PSEG Long Island and numerous other teams was critical in making this vision a reality. I am proud of this milestone we’ve achieved and the teamwork that was demonstrated throughout the entire process.”
sPower will remain the operator of the Riverhead project and looks forward to continued work in the region, Creamer said.
PSEG Long Island has a history of addressing climate change and producing low carbon energy, and as one of the first electric utilities to participate in climate change goals, the Riverhead Project continues PSEG Long Island’s legacy in providing a clean electric future.
“PSEG Long Island is a proud supporter of a clean renewable energy future on Long Island,” said Paul Napoli, VP of power markets, PSEG Long Island. “We commend sPower for its innovation and working with us to provide clean energy to our customers and helping to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels in our region.”
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