Clean Path NY has completed the 103.9-megawatt Number Three Wind Energy Center in Lewis County with an investment of $220 million.
Clean Path NY is a public-private collaboration between Invenergy, an American-led developer, owner, and operator of sustainable energy solutions; New York-based renewable energy developer energyRe; and NYPA.
Number Three Wind, developed and constructed by Invenergy, is one of more than 20 new wind and solar assets in Clean Path NY’s 3,800-megawatt renewable power portfolio, which will deliver 7.5 million megawatt-hours of emissions-free, clean electricity to New Yorkers every year.
Located in Lewis County, Number Three Wind will provide clean electricity to the surrounding region and across the state. Number Three Wind represents over $220 million in total investment and is comprised of 27 wind turbines capable of generating 103.9 megawatts of clean energy – enough to power over 30,000 homes each year.
Number Three Wind was one of 11 projects to receive an award from NYSERDA in 2016 for the purchase of Tier 1 renewable energy certificates (RECs). Each Tier 1 REC represents the energy production of one megawatt-hour.
Number Three Wind’s completion accelerates progress toward exceeding New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) goals for 70 percent the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030 and a 100 percent zero-emission electricity by 2040.
Clean Path NY combines 175 miles of transmission with over 2,000 MW of new wind assets, including Number Three Wind, and 1,800 MW of new solar assets. The project also harnesses NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa pumped storage power project for enhanced resiliency and reliability.
Clean Path NY is expected to generate $4.7 billion of in-state economic development and is estimated to create more than 8,300 good-paying in-state jobs.
Clean Path NY will reduce fossil fuel-fired particulate matter emissions from New York’s electric grid by 20-22 percent annually and will avoid more than 49 million tons of CO2 emissions by 2040.
Clean Path NY will modernize and unify New York’s energy grid, connecting communities across the state to clean energy from Clean Path NY and other sources of renewable energy, and transition New York away from fossil fuels through a more resilient and reliable electrical grid.