New York– In an effort for the state’s power to be 100 percent carbon-free by 2040, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget for 2019 includes $1.5 billion to fund 20 large solar, wind and energy storage projects across upstate New York. This will be the third year that the governor’s office has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for large-scale wind and solar projects.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will issue an RFP in April of this year. The state is also investing $1.75 billion in New York’s Green bank, a venture fund focused on clean energy projects, and $3.5 billion toward private investment in solar through the NY-Sun program to offer incentives to residents and businesses.