New York Selects 22 Solar & Storage Projects

New York Announces Its Largest Land-Based Procurement Of Large-Scale RE Projects

New York Selects 22 Solar & Storage Projects

Solar power projects from the likes of EDF Renewables, Boralex, Borrego, ReneSola and Cypress Creek Renewables have made it to New York’s latest procurement drive. (Illustrative Photo; Photo Credit: trekandshoot/Shutterstock.com)

  • New York has announced selecting 2.41 GW of solar and 159 MW storage capacity in its latest land-based procurement of large-scale renewable energy projects
  • 22 projects selected comprise 6 with energy storage systems; together they will generate around 4.5 million MWh annually on completion
  • Projects will be located in Capital Region, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Southern Tier and Western New York

In what is New York State’s largest land-based procurement of large-scale renewable energy projects to date, it has selected 2.41 GW solar along with 159 MW storage to mobilize more than $2.7 billion in private investment, announced Governor Kathy Hochul.

The 22 large-scale solar and energy storage projects will be spread across Capital Region, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Southern Tier and Western New York. Of the total 22, 6 projects will be paired with energy storage systems. Some of the winners include EDF Renewables, Boralex, ReneSola, Borrego, Cypress Creek Renewables, among others.

Together, the projects selected will generate around 4.5 million MWh of renewable energy annually.

These facilities will create over 3,000 short and long-term jobs and clean, affordable electricity to more than 620,000 homes for a minimum of 20 years. It accelerates the state’s progress to exceed its goal of sourcing 70% of state’s electricity from renewables by 2030, and achieve a zero-emission grid by 2040.

According to the Governor’s office, these awards will strengthen its current pipeline of renewables to power over 66% of the state’s electricity from renewables. New York State now has 120 solar, land-based wind and offshore wind power projects under development representing 14.2 GW of clean power capacity.

“Today’s investments will put us on a path to making New York a greener place to live while also creating new jobs and spurring economic development,” said Hochul. 

The winning projects are as follows:

Capital Region

  • Stern Solar: Stern Solar LLC, a CS Energy affiliate, will build a 19.99-megawatt Solar facility in the town of Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County.
  • Fort Edward Solar Farm: Fort Edward Solar LLC, a Boralex affiliate, will build a 100-megawatt Solar facility in the towns of Fort Edward and Argyle, Washington County.
  • Scotch Ridge Solar:Scotch Ridge Solar LLC, a Nexamp affiliate, will build a 20-megawatt Solar facility in the town of Duanesburg, Schenectady County.
  • ELP Stuyvesant Solar:ELP Stuyvesant Solar LLC, an East Light Partners affiliate, will build a 19.99-megawatt Solar facility in the town of Stuyvesant, Columbia County.
  • Easton Solar Farm:Easton Solar LLC, a Boralex affiliate, will build a 20-megawatt Solar facility in the town of Easton, Washington County.
  • ELP Rotterdam Solar:ELP Rotterdam Solar LLC, an East Light Partners affiliate, will build a 19.99-megawatt Solar facility in the town of Rotterdam, Schenectady County.

Central New York

  • Harvest Hills Solar 2:ConnectGen Cayuga County LLC, a ConnectGen affiliate, will build a 100-megawatt Solar facility in the towns of Genoa and Venice, Cayuga County.
  • SunEast Scipio Solar:SED NY Holdings LLC, a SunEast Development affiliate, will build an 18-megawatt Solar facility in the town of Scipio, Cayuga County.

Mohawk Valley

  • Mill Point Solar 2: ConnectGen Montgomery County LLC, a ConnectGen affiliate, will build a 100-megawatt Solar facility in the town of Glen, Montgomery County.
  • SunEast Flat Creek II Solar:SunEast Flat Creek Solar LLC, a SunEast Development affiliate, will build a 100-megawatt Solar facility in the town of Root, Montgomery County.
  • Newport Solar Farm:Newport Deerfield Solar LLC, a Boralex affiliate, will build a 130-megawatt Solar facility in the towns of Deerfield, Marcy and Newport, Oneida and Herkimer County.
  • Foothills Solar Farm:Foothills Solar LLC, a Boralex affiliate, will build a 40-megawatt Solar facility in the town of Mayfield, Fulton County.
  • Columbia Solar Energy Center:Columbia Solar Energy Center LLC, an EDF Renewables affiliate, will build a 350-megawatt Solar facility with 20 megawatts of co-located energy storage in the towns of Columbia and Litchfield, Herkimer County.

North Country

  • Rich Road Solar Energy Center: Rich Road Solar Energy Center LLC, an EDF Renewables affiliate, will build a 240-megawatt Solar facility with 20 megawatts of co-located Storage in the town of Canton, St. Lawrence County.
  • Fort Covington Solar Farm:Fort Covington Solar LLC, a Boralex affiliate, will build a 250-megawatt Solar facility with 77 megawatts of co-located Storage in the town of Fort Covington, Franklin County.
  • Roosevelt Solar:ReneSola Power Holdings LLC, a ReneSola Power affiliate, will build a 19.99-megawatt Solar facility with 2 megawatts of co-located Storage in the town of Massena, St. Lawrence County.
  • Moss Ridge Solar:Moss Ridge Solar 1 LLC, a Borrego Solar affiliate, will build a 60-megawatt Solar facility in the town of Dekalb, St. Lawrence County.

Southern Tier

  • Yellow Barn Solar:Yellow Barn Solar LLC, a CS Energy affiliate, will build a 160-megawatt Solar facility in the towns of Lansing and Groton, Tompkins County.

Western New York

  • Ridge View Solar Energy Center:Ridge View Solar Energy Center, LLC, an EDF Renewables affiliate, will build a 350-megawatt Solar facility with 20 megawatts of co-located Storage in the town of Hartland, Niagara County.
  • Bear Ridge Solar:Bear Ridge Solar LLC, a Cypress Creek Renewables affiliate, will build a 100-megawatt Solar facility in the town of Cambria and Pendleton, Niagara County.
  • Alfred Oaks Solar:Alfred Oaks Solar LLC, a Northland Power affiliate, will build a 100-megawatt Solar facility with 20 megawatts of co-located Storage in the town of Alfred, Allegany County.
  • York Run Solar:York Run Solar LLC, a CS Energy affiliate, will build a 90-megawatt Solar facility in the towns of Busti and Kiantone, Chautauqua County.

The state has a distributed solar goal to achieve 6 GW by 2025, and increase it to 10 GW capacity by 2030 (see 10 GW Distributed Solar By 2030 For New York).

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