ConnectGen is developing a large-scale solar project in the Town of Glen and expects to install up to 350 megawatts (MW) of solar in the area, which has the potential to power over 65,000 homes in New York State annually. The Mill Point Solar Project is working towards filing a New York State siting application, with a target commercial operation date of in the fourth quarter of 2024.
ConnectGen has 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.
ConnectGen expects to use 1,250 to 1,500 acres to host project infrastructure, and the project will be wholly located within the town boundaries of Glen.
Below are the ways in which we will minimize potential environmental impacts of the project.
Develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan that outlines plans for sediment and erosion controls to manage any stormwater discharged from the project site
Work with state and federal agencies and stakeholders to ensure that potential environmental impacts are fully considered, minimized, and mitigated
Conduct a noise impact assessment to develop mitigation recommendations to ensure that the project meets applicable sound limits
Conduct a visual impact analysis to assure that potential visual impacts from the project are minimized through a variety of screening practices
Implement financial securities that will guarantee responsible decommissioning and restoration at the end of the project’s life
Generate local clean energy that strengthens the grid through resource diversity
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.
With 139 MW of solar projects in operation and more than 8,500 MW of wind, solar, and energy storage projects under development across the United States ConnectGen’s experienced team has a track record of successfully identifying, developing, and building renewable energy projects. Our project successes are built on a foundation of rigorous screening and site selection, collaborative engagement with landowners and host communities, and disciplined execution through development, construction and operations. We selectively pursue projects that play to our strengths, allowing our team to bring a high degree of focus to each one.