October 20, 2021
Governor Hochul Announces Agreements for Solar and Energy Storage Systems at 47 New York City Public Schools, Water Treatment Facilities
Governor Kathy Hochul today 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. The portfolio will advance New York State’s clean energy targets as outlined in the 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) and help achieve more than 25 percent of New York City’s goal of implementing 100 MW of solar PV systems on City-owned properties by 2025 as part of its commitment to reduce citywide emissions 80 percent by 2050.
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