New York has diversified the running of its operations using renewable energy in the last several years. The state acquires its green energy from the agricultural regions and the mountainous terrains.
Hydroelectric power and natural gas account for a significant portion of the state’s energy generation. The efficiency of the state’s energy reliability rests upon its energy sources’ versatility, together with the importation of energy from Canada.
Notably, wind energy produces a significant amount of power after and comes second in dominance after the HEP. There exist several wind farms that convey considerable potential in harnessing more energy. Additionally, several onshore wind farms have received rewards due to their efficiency in producing sufficient and reliable power.
The prospective Prattsburgh wind farm will involve the construction of more than 26 windmills and the development of transmission lines and roads. The mega project will provide annual financial grants to the communities adjacent to the plant once it begins operations.
TerraForm Company sets to repower three wind farms to enhance their capacities. The wind farms have received national awards due to their sustainability and efficiency in producing sufficient power for subsistence and commercial use.
Additionally, New York’s governor, Cuomo, recently stated the awarding of 17 solar farms that have exhibited remarkable capacity in heightening the amount of energy produced. Two solar projects will integrate virtual energy storage, allowing the plant to enter the national grid.
Further, there exist plans to develop solar energy plants throughout the state to achieve a green energy state before 2050. It is expectable that the plants will provide an average of 19 megawatts, which will enhance the development of industries powered without the use of fossil fuels.
Also, SunEast Company has signed an agreement in the development of 4 solar facilities in Mohawk Valley. The 21 green energy schemes will facilitate new York’s plan to acquire 70% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. Also, the projects will offer diverse employment to individuals all over the state.
Once the projects are ready, New York will achieve a reduction in emission by a significant amount. The people’s overall health will also significantly reduce once operations begin.
In conclusion, the 21 renewable energy projects will sustain the inhabitants of the state in numerous ways. The integration of communities in the project will flourish during the developments of transmission lines, which have, in the past, received intense resistance from their causes on electrical origin fires.