New York awarded $206 million to four upstate large-scale clean energy projects: two large wind farms, one in Western New York and the other in the North County, a large new hydroelectric project in the Mohawk Valley and a small hydroelectric upgrade to an existing dam in the Hudson Valley.
Once operational, the four projects will add about 164 MW of capacity, providing about 450,000 MWh per year to New York.
The four projects are:
- Arkwright Summit Wind Farm, 78 MW, Arkwright, Chautauqua County
- Jericho Rise Wind Farm, 78 MW, Chateaugay, Franklin County
- City of Watervliet Delta Hydroelectric Project, 8 MW, Rome, Oneida County
- Village of Wappingers Falls Hydroelectric Project, 100 kilowatts, Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County
The funding for these projects is being allocated through the State’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. In total, NYSERDA’s nine Renewable Portfolio Standard Main Tier solicitations have funded 71 projects, generating more than 5 million MWh of renewable energy annually. NYSERDA will issue at least one more Main Tier solicitation under the Renewable Portfolio Standard in 2015.