Mill Point Solar Project
ConnectGen is developing a large-scale solar project in central Montgomery County south of the Mohawk River. ConnectGen expects to install up to 250 megawatts (MW) of solar in the area, which has the potential to power over 65,000 homes in New York State.
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Why Montgomery County, New York?
ConnectGen identified the area within the Town of Glen as suitable for solar development because of its proximity to the existing transmission system with available capacity, site suitability with existing land use, minimal anticipated environmental impacts, and Montgomery County’s history of renewable energy and economic development.
Mill Point Solar Project Area
ConnectGen expects to use approximately 2,000 acres, wholly located within the Town of Glen, in Montgomery County for the Mill Point Solar Project, depending on engineering and environmental considerations.
The Mill Point Solar Project will provide benefits to Montgomery County and local communities through:
Millions of dollars in increased revenue to the Town of Glen, Montgomery County, and the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District
Hundreds of local construction jobs and revenue to local businesses
Support of local community organizations through donations and sponsorships
Founded in 2018, ConnectGen is a renewable energy company focused on developing best-in-class wind, solar, and energy storage projects that will increase America’s supply of low-cost, domestically produced clean energy.
The ConnectGen team has previously managed and led the development of four utility-scale wind farms across New York.
In March of 2020, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced a 20-year contract award for ConnectGen’s South Ripley Solar and Storage Project in Chautauqua County, New York. The South Ripley Solar and Storage Project was one of 21 large-scale solar, wind, and energy storage projects across upstate New York, totaling 1,278 MW of renewable capacity, to receive a contract award.