New York has issued a competitive solicitation for a minimum 2GW of new large-scale onshore renewable energy projects, as the state accelerates progress toward its 2030 goal of 70% carbon-free electricity.

Governor Kathy Hochul estimates the round will generate almost $3bn in fresh investment, add 2,000 jobs to the state’s green economy, and provide clean electricity for at least 600,000 homes.

Five prior solicitations have resulted in the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (Nyserda) contracting more than 120 large-scale onshore solar and wind farms and hydroelectric facilities, some paired with battery energy storage.