Retail Supplier Affiliate Among Entities Chosen For PPAs For New York Agencies
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New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will advance plans to place solar arrays on 47 public schools and several water treatment facilities in New York City and pave the way to a construction start in early 2022.
The joint project between the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) will generate more than 25 megawatts (MW) of power from rooftop solar arrays and include up to 6.6 MW of energy storage
DCAS and NYPA selected two firms to install rooftop solar arrays on 47 public schools across the five boroughs operated by the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE), the Wards Island Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility in Manhattan, and several other water treatment facilities operated by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Westchester, Delaware County in the Southern Tier and Ulster County in the Mid-Hudson region.
The PPAs are with ENGIE North America, Ameresco, Inc., and the City of New York for the purchase of the electricity output from the solar and energy storage systems. ENGIE will design, construct, own and operate the solar PV systems at the NYC DOE sites. Ameresco will perform the same tasks at the DEP sites. The developers were selected in 2020 through an open, competitive bidding process. Construction will start in early 2022 and the systems will be phased into operation in 2022 and 2023.
With the NYPA Board of Trustee's action today authorizing the execution of PPAs with the solar developers and New York City, NYPA has the go-ahead to act as the City's clean energy advisor, managing the projects to ensure they progress on budget and on time.