About the Project

Transmission & Generation

Clean Path NY is one of the largest renewable energy infrastructure projects in the United States, combining state-of-the-art HVDC underground transmission with new, in-state wind and solar power to modernize New York’s aging, fragmented electric grid and accelerate the state’s transition to zero-emission electricity by 2040. Upon commercial operation, Clean Path NY will increase New York’s solar energy capacity by 60%, double the state’s installed wind capacity, and add 1,300 MW of reliable transmission to the grid.

3,800 MW
Renewable Power
175 Miles
HVDC Transmission

Project Highlights

7.5 Million
of emissions-free energy annually
of fossil fuel-fired generation in New York
49 Million
avoided CO2 emissions statewide

"Clean Path NY is a turning point for New York as we work to finally resolve the congestion that has plagued our electricity grid for decades and slowed progress on urgent climate goals. The Clean Path NY project will deliver good-paying jobs, make our air cleaner, and provide reliable emissions-free power to residents and businesses across the state—a win-win-win for New York” 
Clean Path NY leaders Jeff Blau of energyRe, Michael Polsky of Invenergy, and Justin E. Driscoll of the New York Power Authority

Clean Path NY is a model for transmission-led generation, connecting communities across the state to New York’s own renewable energy resources with reliable, efficient grid infrastructure. The 1,300 MW, 175-mile HVDC transmission line will be sited entirely underground and primarily in existing right-of-ways, minimizing environmental impact and maximizing resiliency. Clean Path NY will generate 2,000 MW of new wind capacity and 1,800 MW of new solar capacity—all in New York.

Upon operation, Clean Path NY will reduce harmful particulate matter emissions from the state’s electric sector by 22% across the state every year and offset 49 million tons of CO2 emissions through 2040. The project will create approximately 8,300 jobs and catalyze $4.7 billion of in-state economic development.