The renewables certificates markets in the US, specifically in Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Texas, have continued trading steadily with moderate price movements. With the aggressive targets in Connecticut and Massachusetts, prices have remained close to their legislated caps, at around $40/MWh (EUR 36). Of more interest in the US is the voluntary green power market, where transactions were bundled with the underlying power and both public and private entities drove the demand. This market has surged in New York, with the environmental aspects priced at about $5/MWh (EUR 4.4). The New York Power Authority recently committed to the purchase of up to 50 MW of wind power from Windfarm Prattsburgh and Chautauqua Windpower, about half the rated output of each project. The remaining power from each facility is being marketed to private sector companies. Windfarm Prattsburgh will be installing up to 67 turbines in upstate New York. In another government procurement, several US Defense Department facilities will be supplied with greened power by a New York electricity supplier.
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