ConnectGen is developing a large-scale solar project in the Towns of Genoa and Venice and expects to install up to 300 megawatts (MW) of solar in the area, which has the potential to power over 75,000 homes in New York State annually. The Harvest Hills Solar Project is working towards filing a New York State siting application, with a target commercial operation date of 2026.
ConnectGen has identified the area within the Towns of Genoa and Venice as suitable for solar development because of their proximity to the existing transmission system with available capacity, site suitability with existing land use, and minimal anticipated environmental impacts.
ConnectGen expects to use approximately 1,500 to 2,000 acres to host project infrastructure.
Below are the ways in which we will minimize potential environmental impacts of the project.
Develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan that outlines plans for sediment and erosion controls to manage any stormwater discharged from the project site
Work with state and federal agencies and stakeholders to ensure that potential environmental impacts are fully considered, minimized, and mitigated
Conduct a noise impact assessment to develop mitigation recommendations to ensure that the project meets state-regulated applicable sound limits
Conduct a visual impact analysis to assure that potential visual impacts from the project are minimized through a variety of screening practices
Implement financial securities that will guarantee responsible decommissioning and restoration at the end of the project’s life
Generate local clean energy that strengthens the grid through resource diversity
ConnectGen develops, builds and operates utility-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects across the United States.
ConnectGen has 50% ownership of 278 megawatts (MW) of operating projects and is developing over 20,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across North America. Our project successes are built on a foundation of rigorous screening and site selection, collaborative engagement with landowners and host communities, and disciplined execution through development, construction and operations.