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New York Plans New Renewable Energy Projects


New York State has announced 22 land-based renewable energy projects and two of them will be nearby.

Gravel Road Solar: Delaware River Solar is expected to build a 128-megawatt solar facility in the Towns of Tyre and Seneca Falls in Seneca County. A 19.99 MW solar facility has also been planned for the Town of Cohocton in Steuben County.

“New York continues to set the pace for our nation’s transition to clean energy,” Governor Hochul said. “An investment of this magnitude is about more than just fighting climate change – we’re creating good-paying union jobs, improving the reliability of our electric grid, and generating significant benefits in disadvantaged communities. Today, we are taking action to keep New York’s climate goals within reach, demonstrating to the nation how to recalibrate in the wake of global economic challenges while driving us toward a greener and more prosperous future for generations to come.”

Hochul adds that this marks the largest investment in renewable energy in the nation.

New York claims the 22 facilities throughout the state will create enough energy to power over 560,000 homes for at least 20 years. Along with three offshore wind projects that have also been planned for downstate, these facilities are expected to generate 6.4 GW, powering 2.6 million homes and delivering 12% of the state’s electricity needs in 2030.

The state estimates these projects will create roughly 8,300 family-sustaining jobs while also bringing $20 billion in economic development investments.

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