The use of fossil-fuels to power every element of our lives for decades has led to a climate crisis, driven by accumulated carbon emission in our atmosphere, where disruptions and dislocations due to extreme weather events are becoming routine.
Clean Path New York is a bold, clean infrastructure project that couples massive amounts of new renewable generation supplemented by legacy pumped-storage assets with state-of-the-art transmission technology to provide clean energy on a scale that will transform New York State’s energy economy.
By delivering over 2,000 MW of new wind and 1,800 MW of new solar generation over a new 1,300 MW transmission line into New York City, Clean Path NY will eliminate 49M Tons of CO2 emissions statewide over 25 years by reducing fossil fuel-fired electric generation 22% per year across New York State and 16% per year in New York City.
Clean Path NY’s 1,300 MW HVDC transmission line, built entirely underground, utilizing existing rights-of-way, will be more resilient in the face of increasingly extreme weather events – ensuring more reliable power flow to communities and businesses while reducing costs for storm repairs. By using existing rights-of-way Clean Path mitigates the environmental and community impact of building new transmission.
megawatt-hours of emissions-free energy to NYC every year
tons of CO2 Emissions eliminated Statewide
megawatts of new solar power generated in Upstate and Western New York
megawatts of new on-shore wind power generated in Upstate and Western New York