Invenergy to develop renewable energy project in Long Island, US

24 October 2016 (Last Updated October 24th, 2016 18:30)

Invenergy is planning to build renewable project Clean Energy Link to power Long Island, US.

Invenergy is planning to build renewable project Clean Energy Link to power Long Island, US.

The project will feature four windfarms and two solarfarms within the 12-state PJM regional power market, with a combined capacity of more than 700MW.

Produced energy will be combined into a single portfolio and delivered to Long Island via a new buried high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission line to a net-zero converter station.

Invenergy's founder and CEO Michael Polsky said: “We’re here today because of Governor Cuomo’s commitment to the environment and to securing electricity from renewables at an unprecedented scale.

"This portfolio approach is unique and offers renewables at a scale that makes a difference and at a price people can afford."

“This portfolio approach is unique and offers renewables at a scale that makes a difference and at a price people can afford.

“Pairing renewable energy with new dedicated transmission will bring low-cost wind and solar energy to where it is needed in densely populated areas such as Long Island and New England.”

The wind and solar projects will be built on approximately 55,000 acres in rural areas located across multiple states, where prices of lands are cheap and readily available.

The Clean Energy Link is expected to triple Long Island’s renewable resources portfolio.