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Cuomo Administration Continues Green Energy Push, Partners With Denmark And Ireland

John Nuttall
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On the heels of last week’s Climate Change Strike, the Cuomo Administration is furthering the discussion by announcing partnerships with two foreign countries with expertise in improving energy infrastructure. The goal is to improve technologies to create a stronger electric grid and to introduce additional renwable energy sources.

Governor Cuomo is adding onto his Green New Deal  agenda by partnering NYSERDA with Denmark, known as a leading offshore wind and energy producer.  The country has distinguished itself by ranking the third largest in offshore wind power with a total of 15 operational wind farms generating more than 17-hundred megawatts.

Cuomo says the state has also entered into an agreement with Ireland’s electric utility and grid operator to further test new solutions at the state’s first-ever collaborative electric utility research facility based at the New York Power Authority.  They’ll be closely experimenting with how to incorporate intermittent power resources such as solar and wind into the grid for more reliable and efficient electric  delivery.

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