Duke Energy Renewables is a leader in developing innovative wind and solar energy solutions for customers across the country. Duke Energy owns and operates more than 2,975 megawatts (MW) of solar and wind projects, and it is adding additional renewable energy solutions such as battery storage and microgrids to its portfolio.
The Project involves the acquisition of an interest in approximately 82 acres consisting of a portion of each of 2 parcels of land; one located west of Alleghany Road/SR 77 and north of Clinton Street/354 and one located east of Alleghany Road/SR 77 and north of Clinton Street/354 in the Town of Bennington, Wyoming County, New York and construction and equipping of a 20+/- megawatt (MW) solar photo-voltaic electric generating facility comprised of solar panel arrays, electrical substation improvements and associated appurtenances, equipment and improvements. The proposed capital investment for this project is $23,799,507.
The Company requests IDA incentives for exemption of sales tax on construction materials and non-production equipment for the proposed a 20+/- megawatt (MW) AC solar photo-voltaic electric generating facility and a non-standard IDA PILOT agreement for abatement of property tax. Approximate value of these incentives is expected to be more than $100,000; therefore, a public hearing was held on February 18, 2020.