November 30, 2014
Invenergy Announces Start of Commercial Operation of Marsh Hill Wind Energy Center in New York
CHICAGO, Illinois (December 1, 2014) – Today, Invenergy Wind LLC (“Invenergy”) announced the completion of construction and the start of commercial operations of its 16.2 MW Marsh Hill Wind Energy Center (“Marsh Hill”) in Steuben County, New York.
Marsh Hill consists of 10 GE 1.6-103 wind turbines, and is located approximately 85 miles south of the City of Rochester, in the Town of Jasper.
“We’re delighted to host Invenergy’s Marsh Hill wind farm,” said Lucille Kernan, Jasper Town Supervisor. “The project is a large investment in Jasper, and the long-term payments it will be making to the Town will enable us to keep taxes low. That’s a huge help to our citizens, including retirees and local farmers. Invenergy has been a pleasure to work with, and we’re glad to welcome them to our community.”
“We appreciate the strong support for Marsh Hill in the Town of Jasper, and we’re proud to provide real economic benefit to our host community for years to come,” said Jim Shield, Chief Development Officer at Invenergy. “We’re also pleased to expand our operating portfolio in New York. Through its leadership in pursuing a new energy future, the state is increasingly meeting its power needs through clean, affordable wind energy.”
Through a competitive process, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) awarded a contract to Marsh Hill to produce and deliver renewable electricity to New York. The funding was made available through the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (“RPS”), which was created to increase the amount of renewable electricity used by consumers. NYSERDA has committed to purchase 95% of the RPS attributes (or renewable energy credits) generated with each megawatt-hour produced from the wind farm for ten years. Electricity produced by Marsh Hill is sold into the wholesale markets managed by the New York Independent System Operator (“NYISO”).
Tetra Tech Construction of Gloversville, New York served as the project’s general contractor. Rochester-based O’Connell Electric built the facility’s substation.
Invenergy’s two other New York wind power generation facilities are located in Wyoming County. The 112.5 MW Sheldon Wind Farm began operation in 2009, and the 94 MW Orangeville Wind Farm became operational earlier this year.
Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in North America and Europe. Invenergy is committed to continued innovation in clean power solutions. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Europe.
Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 8,700 MW of projects that are in operation, in construction, or under contract, including 72 wind, solar, and natural gas-fueled power generation projects and energy storage facilities. For more information, please visit www.invenergyllc.com.
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