The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State Public Service Commission have awarded $191 million to 17 renewable power projects across the state.
NYSERDA estimates that these power projects will produce nearly $500 million in economic benefits over the expected 20-year life of the facilities. The projects will be funded through the state's 30% by 2015 renewable portfolio standard.
The competitively selected projects include four wind projects, four hydroelectric projects, seven landfill gas-to-electricity projects and two anaerobic digester projects located at dairy farms. Once operational, the 17 projects will add 315 MW of renewable energy capacity to New York's generator resource base and produce about 1 million MWh annually of renewable energy.
Wind projects selected in this solicitation include the Howard wind farm in Steuben County, the Stony Creek wind farm in Wyoming County, the Allegany wind farm in Cattaraugus County and the Marble River wind farm in Clinton County.