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Below you will find information on just some of the many projects involved in the NY RPS program. Maps and details about every project can be found in the most recent program performance report.

Maple Ridge Wind Farm

Maple Ridge Wind Farm
Maple Ridge Wind Farm

Through the RPS program, NYSERDA has supported the construction of one of the largest wind farms east of the Mississippi River, the 321 MW Maple Ridge Wind Farm in Lewis County, NY. NYSERDA's 10-year contract supported the first phase of the project (231 MW), which allowed project owners Iberdrola Renewables and Horizon Wind Energy to expand the project scope to 321 MW. This project supported hundreds of jobs throughout construction and now employs local operators, provides income to farmers and taxes to local schools and municipalities, while at the same time displacing our need for generation from fossil fuel sources such as coal and natural gas. NYSERDA estimates that the economic benefits to New York from the Maple Ridge Wind Farm alone may approach $190 million over the next 20 years.

Higley Hydroelectric Station

Highley Hydroelectric Station
Higley Hydroelectric Station

The 6.2 MW Higley hydroelectric station is located on the Lower Raquette River in St. Lawrence County, NY. Owned by Brookfield Power New York, it underwent a major re-powering in 2003-04, including the construction of a new intake, penstocks, powerhouse, and high efficiency generation equipment, resulting in an increase in output from approximately 4.5 MW to 6.2 MW. NYSERDA's 10-year contract supports this nearly 33% increase in electric generation, which is enough to power more than 1,700 average homes annually.

Last Updated: 06/04/2014