Harvesting the Sun to Power an Economic Boon to the Town of Glen and Montgomery County

ConnectGen is developing a large-scale solar project in the Town of Glen in Montgomery County and expects to install up to 350 megawatts (MW) of solar in the area, which has the potential to power over 95,000 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 2025.

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The Mill Point Solar Project will Provide Long-Term Benefits to the Town of Glen and Montgomery County

Providing additional tax revenues, which could total tens of millions of dollars over the life of the project, for road upgrades, schools, public safety, and other critically important infrastructure services to the Town of Glen, the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District, and Montgomery County

Creating approximately 200 prevailing-wage construction jobs directly and supporting other jobs by increasing business activity at local hotels and motels, grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, equipment rentals, materials suppliers, and similar businesses

Paying more than $3.5 million per year directly to Glen residents and local landowners over the life of the project through annual lease payments, easement agreements, and good neighbor agreements, resulting in a consistent stream of revenue that can protect against fluctuating commodity prices and help maintain family farms

Establishing a Host Community Benefit Program through which $175,000 is paid into a fund annually over the first 10 years of the project’s operations ($1.75 million in total), to be distributed equally by the local utility to all residential utility customers in Glen in the form of an annual utility bill credit

Implementing pollinator friendly vegetation in areas hosting panels, which will enhance soil health, ecological diversity, and hydrological cycles while providing critical pollinating services for nearby farms

Being an active participant in the Town of Glen and Montgomery County by developing meaningful relationships that translate into long-term partnerships with local organizations, schools, and community members

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Why Glen?

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.

Mill Point Solar Project Area

ConnectGen expects to use approximately 2,000 acres to host project infrastructure, and the project will be wholly located within the town boundary of Glen. 

ConnectGen is Committed to Siting the Mill Point Solar Project Responsibly and Safely

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

Energy Independence

 Generate local clean energy that strengthens the grid through resource diversity

About ConnectGen

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.

Our Experience

ConnectGen has 50% ownership of 278 megawatts (MW) of operating projects and is developing over 20,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across North America. 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.

Connecting Power, Projects & People