New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $175 million in awards for five large-scale clean energy projects that will help the state meet its Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) goals to increase the amount of electricity generation from renewable energy sources.
Once operational, the five projects will add approximately 116 MW of new renewable capacity, which will provide about 356,000 MWh of electricity per year.
The projects include the following:
- RES America Developments Inc. will build the 100 MW Ball Hill farm in the towns of Villenova and Hanover;
- Orbit Energy Inc. will build a 9.6 MW anaerobic digestion biogas-to-electricity facility in Staten Island that will use food waste and other organic materials provided by area restaurants, supermarkets and food manufacturers;
- Northbrook Lyons Falls LLC will add 5.2 MW to an existing hydroelectric facility in Lewis County – resulting in a total installed capacity of more than 11 MW;
- Morgan Stanley will install a 790 kW fuel cell in its Manhattan offices; and
- Erie Boulevard Hydropower L.P., a subsidiary of Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, will install a new 560 kW minimum-flow turbine at a hydroelectric facility in Oswego County.
The projects were competitively selected through the renewable portfolio standard program.