Two municipally possessed websites in New york city are keyed for possible renewable energy growth. Via its Build-Ready Program, the New York City State Power Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has signed memorandums of understanding with Dannemora in the North Country as well as Brookhaven on Long Island to explore the usefulness of creating renewable energy jobs on or else underutilized lands.
"Our Build-Ready program belongs to New York's comprehensive technique to speeding up the growth of large-scale renewable energy projects and also is helping bring forward tasks that boost local as well as local economic growth while achieving the state's clean energy objectives," stated Doreen M. Harris, President and also CEO, NYSERDA.
Entering into these MOUs will permit NYSERDA to carry out further due diligence and community engagement to review the leads of two large-scale renewable resource projects. If there is neighborhood approval, solid project expediency, and arrangement to move forward between NYSERDA and also the municipalities, NYSERDA will certainly start advancement tasks consisting of in-depth design, interconnection, as well as permitting.
The initial MOU was executed by NYSERDA with the Community of Dannemora in Clinton County in regard to the Lyon Hill iron ore mine which was nominated by the Town of Dannemora and the Adirondack North Nation Association. The previous iron ore mine (282-acre website) has actually been dormant given that the late 1960s.
The country town of Dannemora has actually ended up being a leader in clean energy. By transforming its building and also street lights to LED, taking on the NYS combined solar permit, and also benchmarking its buildings, Dannemora was assigned a Clean Power Neighborhood in 2021.
"This possible Build-Ready renewable energy task at the former Lyon Hill mine site is an innovative method to repurposing the community's under-utilized assets as well as generating needed income for this area," specified Nancy Bernstein, Energy Circuit Cyclist, Adirondack North Country Organization.
The second MOU was performed by NYSERDA with the Town of Brookhaven on Long Island following the passage of a regional resolution by the Community Board on June 30, and also will be the very first step to examine and finish the necessary due diligence as well as neighborhood involvement. Situated within the Town of Brookhaven's Solid Waste Management Complex, the municipally possessed website covers 400 acres and also is present for potentially organizing a massive solar job.
The Build-Ready Program is currently progressing a pipeline of websites throughout New York State, having screened over 5,000 areas as well as advancing dozens of websites through more advanced assessment and also development.