New York Gives Money to Renewable Projects to Meet RPS

Date: June 3, 2011

Source: News Room

A landfill in upstate New York will receive money for its landfill gas-to-energy system from a state fund set up to encourage renewable energy projects and to help utilities meet a 30 percent renewable portfolio goal by 2015. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced that the Development Authority of the North Country (DANC) landfill in Rodman, NY is one of 17 projects that will receive payments under the program which will pay an average rate of $22.01 per megawatt hour of production. The DANC facility employs three 1.6-megawatt turbines to produce 4.8 megawatts of electricity that is sold on the grid. NYSERDA and the Public Service Commission awarded $191 million to four wind projects, seven landfill gas-to-electricity projects and two anaerobic digester projects. Money for the projects comes from a surcharge on customers' electricity bills.

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