Developer Greenskies Clean Energy and construction company Vanguard Energy Partners have announced the completion of a 573 kW solar power system for the Port Authority of NY & NJ. The project will provide clean, renewable solar electricity at a discount to the Port Authority Trans-Hudson’s (PATH) MacMillan Bloedel Building and Train Control Center at 100 Academy Street in Jersey City, New Jersey.
The Port Authority of NY & NJ, a 100-year-old world-class transportation infrastructure agency, is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by leveraging solar energy, as outlined in their embrace of the Paris global climate agreement. This on-site solar installation reduces CO2 emissions and energy costs for the office.
“Our partnership with Greenskies to install a solar energy system at the PATH Macmillan Bloedel Building and Train Control Center underscores the Port Authority’s commitment to directly reducing greenhouse gas emissions through projects at our facilities,” said Christine Weydig , director of the Port Authority’s Office of Environmental and Energy Programs. “We thank Greenskies for their partnership as we continue to lead the region into a cleaner energy future.”
The Port Authority’s NY & NJ Procurement Department issued a Request for Proposals in October 2018. Greenskies teamed up with Vanguard to bid and after a competitive process the project was awarded. The installation consists of approximately 1,500 solar panels on top of the PATH MacMillan Bloedel Building on the upper roof of the southwest side of the building.
“Vanguard is delighted to be part of this project in partnership with Greenskies and the Port Authority of NY & NJ. This project is another big step for the Port Authority’s clean energy initiative as they continue to make energy-efficient improvements to their properties in New York and New Jersey,” said Vanguard President, Benjamin Scott.
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