AES Corp has submitted two bids to construct coal and biomass-fired facilities in upstate New York in response to a request for proposal by the New York Power Authority (NYPA).

The proposals include a 500 MW plant located at AES’s Jennison site in Bainbridge, New York and a 700 MW facility at its Somerset plant in Barker, New York. Both plants will be carbon capture ready, either during combustion with oxy-firing technology or post-combustion with advanced CO2 scrubbing technology. In addition, the facilities will be able to co-fire biomass.

AES said construction would be completed by 2013, if selected, and both facilities would use existing infrastructure at the plant sites.