New York providing $206 million for 4 projects to boost renewable energy sources upstate

New York has committed $206 million to four large upstate clean energy projects.

The money from the state Energy Research and Development Authority will bolster renewable energy resources by supporting wind farms in western and northern New York, a new hydroelectric plant in the Mohawk Valley and an upgrade to a hydroelectric dam in the Hudson Valley.

The projects will add about 164 megawatts of new capacity.

The projects are the Arkwright Summit Wind Farm in Chautauqua County; Jericho Rise Wind Farm in Franklin County, the a hydroelectric plant in Oneida County and the village of Wappingers Falls hydro project in Dutchess County.