Biden’s climate change bill may produce your next job, and a half-million careers in all

Caton Fenz already thought that 2022 was going to be a good year. The CEO of Houston-based ConnectGen, which builds wind and solar power plants that sell electricity to utilities, had planned to hire about five or six new workers.

Then Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act last month, and Fenz’s four-year-old company is now looking for a dozen employees.

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New York announces 22 solar, storage projects, pushing projected 2030 energy mix to 66% green

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, or NYSERDA, on Thursday announced the selection of 22 large-scale solar and energy storage projects it says will generate $2.7 billion in private investment and move the state closer to its goal of delivering 70% renewable energy by the end of the decade.

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ConnectGen’s Mill Point Solar and Harvest Hills Solar Projects Receive Additional NYSERDA Contract Awards

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced 20-year contracts for the expanded Mill Point Solar and Harvest Hills Solar Projects through the authority’s 2021 solicitation for large-scale renewables. The contract awards are separate from the previous awards received from NYSERDA’s 2020 solicitation and represent capacity expansions for the projects. The Mill Point Solar and Harvest Hills Solar Projects are among 22 large-scale solar projects (6 including energy storage) across upstate New York, totaling 2,408 MW of renewable capacity, to receive an award.


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County approves Rail Tie permit application

(Laramie Boomerang) – The Albany County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday night to approve ConnectGen’s application for a wind energy conversion systems permit for the Rail Tie Wind Project.

The Rail Tie project calls for 120 turbines on 26,000 acres near Tie Siding, with 94 turbines proposed for private land and the rest on state property. Turbines would be almost 600 feet tall. ConnectGen is also seeking federal and state permits for the project.

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ConnectGen proposes 250 megawatt solar project in town of Glen

( – GLEN — Solar developers eyeing the town as the next site of a large-scale project that would cover roughly 1,500 acres of rural land opened the state siting process this week.

The 250 megawatt Mill Point Solar Project proposed by ConnectGen was announced by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority in 2020 as one of 21 large-scale solar projects selected across the state to help meet New York’s goal of sourcing 70% of the state’s power from renewable energy sources. Read more…

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