Through eight solicitations, the Main Tier has 65 active projects under contract totaling 1,882 MW of new renewable capacity. Active Main Tier projects by resource include:
- 12 Landfill Gas Projects totaling 62 MW
- 2 Biomass Projects totaling 69 MW
- 25 Hydroelectric Projects totaling 52 MW
- 21 Wind Projects totaling 1,696 MW
The power generated from these 65 projects is expected to provide enough clean power for nearly 699,463 homes per year.
Additionally, funds from the Main Tier are used to support 2 Biomass projects and one Hydroelectric project totaling 40 MW under the Maintenance Resource Program.
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-0188 are the controlling authority for all determinations of eligibility of projects participating in the NYS RPS.