Greenskies, Vanguard complete solar project for the Port Authority of New York, New Jersey

Solar Builder | Staff
September 1, 2021

Greenskies Clean Energy and Vanguard Energy Partners have completed a 573 kW solar energy system for the Port Authority of NY & NJ. The project will provide discounted solar electricity to the Port Authority Trans-Hudson’s (PATH) MacMillan Bloedel Building and Train Control Center located at 100 Academy Street in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The Port Authority of NY & NJ is a century-old world-class transportation infrastructure agency committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions through utilizing solar energy, as outlined in their involvement of the global Paris Climate Agreement. This on-site solar installation reduces carbon emissions and energy costs for the agency.

“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 reduce 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 collaboration as we continue to lead the region towards a cleaner energy future.”

This solar energy system can be expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 11,925 metric tons over its 25-year service.

“Greenskies is pleased to help the Port Authority of NY & NJ reduce their carbon emissions and electricity costs with solar,” said Stanley Chin, President and CEO of Greenskies. “Installing solar power is the easiest and most cost-effective action any organization can take to satisfy environmental goals. We look forward to a long relationship with Port Authority over the lifetime of the project.”

A Request for Proposals was issued by the Port Authority of NY & NJ in October 2018. Greenskies and Vanguard partnered to bid and were awarded the project. The installation consists of approximately 1,500 solar panels on top of the PATH MacMillan Bloedel Building situated on the upper roof of the southwest side of the building.

“Vanguard is pleased to be a part of this project in conjunction with Greenskies and the Port Authority of NY &NJ. This project is another great step for the Port Authority’s clean energy initiative, as they continue to make energy-efficient improvements to their properties throughout New York and New Jersey,” said Vanguard President, Benjamin Scott. “This projectand future projects like it, will aid in reducing energy consumption and create a more sustainable environment. Vanguard looks forward to working with the Port Authority as we build a cleaner future for this generation and the next.”