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According to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State Public Service Commission, 21 electric generating facilities in New York have been selected to provide renewable energy to New York consumers in the second competitive solicitation under the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) program.

The group includes 10 existing hydroelectric facilities that have been or will be upgraded, nine new wind facilities and two biomass facilities, the organizations say. The contract awards total approximately $295 million and will be paid out over a 10-year period as performance incentives for these facilities to produce and deliver electric energy to the state grid. According to NYSERDA and the commission, performance incentives will average approximately $15 per MWh.

"Today's announcement is a major step towards achieving the ultimate goal of the RPS, in which 25 percent of electric generation will come from a renewable source by 2013," comments Peter R. Smith, NYSERDA's president and chief executive officer.

New wind facilities awarded contracts are the Noble Bliss Wind Park, planned for Wyoming County; Noble Chateaugay Wind Park, planned for Franklin County; and Jordanville Wind Farm, planned for Herkimer County. Additional sites include Dutch Hill Wind Farm, Cochocton Wind Farm, and the Wind Farm Prattsburgh, planned for Steuben County, along with Noble Altona Wind Park, Noble Clinton Wind Park I, and the Noble Ellenburg Wind Park, planned for Clinton County.

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