After years of “not-in-my-backyard” grandstanding, New York is welcoming new in-state energy projects to the grid.
The CPV Valley Energy Center in Wayawanda, one of three natural gas plants sited to replace Indian Point’s power, began commercial operation this week. CPV Valley supplies enough energy to power more than 600,000 homes and is estimated to reduce carbon emissions by 500,000 tons annually.
In Lewis County, the Copenhagen Wind Farm is excepted to begin supplying power to the grid by December 15 after eight years of seeking approval. This will be the second wind farm in Lewis County and is expected to generate 80 megawatts of faceplant power.
These new energy projects are great news for New York’s energy future, but there is still much more to be done. As statewide energy demands continue to grow, we need to ensure New York has in-state, reliable, affordable power to keep us moving forward.