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Renewable Portfolio Standard - High Sheldon
High Sheldon

Through seven solicitations, the Main Tier has 56 active projects under contract totaling 1,842 MW of new renewable capacity. Active Main Tier projects by resource include:

  • 11 Landfill Gas Projects totaling 61.7 MW
  • 3 Biomass Projects totaling 74.3 MW
  • 25 Hydroelectric Projects totaling 51.3 MW
  • 17 Wind Projects totaling 1,654.2 MW

The power generated from these 56 projects is expected to provide enough clean power for nearly 683,000 homes per year.

One wind project totaling 22 MW received funding from the Main Tier, however is no longer under contract. Additionally, funds from the Main Tier are used to support 2 Biomass projects totaling 39 MW under the Maintenance Tier.

For a generating facility to be eligible for Main Tier program procurements, it must meet the generation type and fuel source eligibility requirements as defined and clarified by the PSC in its various orders. The PSC orders issued for Case 03-E-0188Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. are the controlling authority for all determinations of eligibility of projects participating in the NYS RPS.

Last Updated: 10/30/2013