What is the Clean Energy Link?
The Clean Energy Link is the largest renewable energy project ever proposed for Long Island, capable of more than tripling its green energy supply. The project’s portfolio of three new wind and four new solar farms spread across 42,600 acres will deliver 677 megawatts of electricity.
Why is this project necessary?
New York's Clean Energy Standard (CES) requires the Long Island Power Authority to make 929,688 megawatt hours available by 2021. The Clean Energy Link is the only project that can meet this goal.
How will this project affect the environment?
The Clean Energy Link will preserve Long Island's open space, reduce carbon, and produce no air or water emissions. Governor Cuomo has committed to secure 50% of New York’s electricity from clean energy by 2030 (50 by 30). No other project gets Long Island closer, faster to the 50 by 30 mandate.
How will this project improve Long Island’s infrastructure?
By connecting Long Island to the backbone of the eastern U.S. power network, this project will improve the resiliency of Long Island’s electrical grid. The Clean Energy Link can speed restoration of power after a blackout, and is expected to be operational by the end of 2020. The project will transport renewable energy via a state-of-the-art high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) cable that will minimize line losses. HVDC technology is used worldwide to transport electricity over long distances and is widely understood to have no impact on the environment or human health.
Who is Invenergy?
As one of the world's leading renewable energy developers, Invenergy builds, owns, and operates power generation and energy storage facilities in North America and Europe. Invenergy has a proven track record in establishing and maintaining longstanding, profitable relationships with utilities, suppliers, and the communities in which their projects are located.