ConnectGen is developing a large-scale solar project in the Town of Glen in Montgomery County and 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 annually. The Mill Point Solar I Project is working towards filing a New York State siting application, with a target commercial operation date of 2026.
Source: United States Department of Environmental Protection Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, which uses national average emission factors.
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 approximately 1,040 acres to host project infrastructure, and the project will be wholly located within the town boundary 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 multi-technology renewable energy platform dedicated to best-in-class greenfield development, origination, execution and operations.
ConnectGen has an active pipeline of more than 20,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects in development across the United States. Our project successes are built on a foundation of rigorous screening and site selection, collaborative engagement with landowners and communities, and disciplined execution through development, construction, and operations.
This notice announces that no sooner than 60 days from the date of publication of this notice, ConnectGen will file an Application with the Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES or the Office), pursuant to Section 94-c of the New York State Executive Law (94-c Process), seeking a Siting Permit from the Office authorizing the construction and operation of the Mill Point Solar I Project.