Governor Kathy Hochul’s June 2 announcement of 22 large-scale solar and energy storage projects for New York State means the state will effectively provide enough clean, affordable energy to power more than 620 000 New York homes for at least 20 years.
3,000 short-term and long-term jobs across the state: Green Jobs
This is the state’s largest onshore renewable energy supply to date. The projects were expected to create more than 3,000 short- and long-term jobs across the state.
Investment creating new jobs
The advancement of renewable energy in New York has resulted in significant private investment in these projects. More than $2.7 billion in private investment has flowed, supporting new jobs and local community economic development that will reach more than 30 counties across the state.
Exceeds 70% of state goal for electricity from renewable sources by 2030
The governor’s announcement would likely lead New York to exceed its goal of getting 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030 on its way to a zero-emissions grid by 2040. That meets and goes a long way. further than what is required by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The state currently has a pipeline of renewable energy projects that would see renewables power more than 66% of New York’s electricity from renewable sources.
Doreen M. Harris explains the scope of the work: “With the largest pipeline of projects awarded to date, New York is bolstering an already massive renewable energy pipeline that is positioned to deliver growing amounts of clean, affordable electricity to thousands of families across the state for years to come. NYSERDA is committed to working with award-winning developers, local host governments, and community stakeholders throughout the project development process to responsibly implement projects, including protecting prime farmland, and make sure they cross the finish line on time.
Reduces carbon emissions by more than 2.2 million metric tons per year
The results show the new reality of transitioning from pollution to environmental protection, which is equivalent to taking more than 492,000 cars off the road every year. Six of the awarded projects will also be coupled with energy storage facilities. The storage facility will stabilize the grid, comprising 159 megawatts of utility-scale energy storage capacity. This will add to the integration of renewable energy resources into the power grid.
The 22 large-scale renewable energy projects by region are:
- Stern Solar: Stern Solar LLCa subsidiary of CS Energy, will build a 19.99 megawatt solar facility in the town of Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County.
- Fort Edward Solar Farm: Fort Edward Solar LLCsubsidiary of Boralex, will build a 100 megawatt solar power plant in the towns of Fort Edward and Argyle, in Washington County.
- Scotch Ridge Solar: Scotch Ridge Solar LLCa subsidiary of Nexamp, will build a 20 megawatt solar facility in the town of Duanesburg, Schenectady County.
- ELP Stuyvesant Solar: ELP Stuyvesant Solar LLCa subsidiary of East Light Partners, will build a 19.99 megawatt solar facility in the town of Stuyvesant, Columbia County.
- Easton Solar Park: Easton Solar LLCsubsidiary of Boralex, will build a 20 megawatt solar power plant in the town of Easton, in Washington County.
- ELP Rotterdam Solar: ELP Rotterdam Solar LLCa subsidiary of East Light Partners, will build a 19.99 megawatt solar installation in the city of Rotterdam, in the county of Schenectady.
- Harvest Hills Solar 2: ConnectGen Cayuga County LLCa subsidiary of ConnectGen, will construct a 100 megawatt solar facility in the cities of Genoa and Venice, Cayuga County.
- SunEast Scipio Solar: SED NY Holdings LLCa subsidiary of SunEast Development, will construct an 18 megawatt solar facility in the town of Scipio, Cayuga County.
- Mill Point Solar 2: ConnectGen Montgomery County LLCa subsidiary of ConnectGen, will build a 100 megawatt solar facility in the Town of Glen, Montgomery County.
- SunEast Flat Creek II Solar: SunEast Flat Creek Solar LLCa subsidiary of SunEast Development, will build a 100 megawatt solar facility in the town of Root, Montgomery County.
- Newport Solar Farm: Newport Deerfield Solar LLCa subsidiary of Boralex, will build a 130 megawatt solar power plant in the towns of Deerfield, Marcy and Newport, Oneida and Herkimer County.
- Foothills Solar Farm: Foothills Solar LLCa subsidiary of Boralex, will build a 40 megawatt solar facility in the town of Mayfield, Fulton County.
- Columbia Solar Energy Center: Columbia Solar Energy Center LLCa subsidiary of EDF Renewables, will build a 350 megawatt solar facility with 20 megawatts of co-located energy storage in the towns of Columbia and Litchfield, Herkimer County.
- Rich Road Solar Power Center : Rich Road Solar Power Center LLCa subsidiary of EDF Renewables, 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 LLCa subsidiary of Boralex, 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 LLCa subsidiary of ReneSola Power, will build a 19.99 megawatt solar facility with 2 megawatts of co-located storage in the town of Massena, St. Lawrence County.
- Solar Moss Ridge: Solar Moss Ridge 1 LLCa subsidiary of Borrego Solar, will build a 60 megawatt solar facility in the town of Dekalb, St. Lawrence County.
- Yellow Solar Barn: Yellow Solar Barn LLCa subsidiary of CS Energy, will build a 160 megawatt solar facility in the towns of Lansing and Groton in Tompkins County.
Western New York
- Ridge View Solar Power Center: Ridge View Solar Power Center, LLCa subsidiary of EDF Renewables, 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 LLCa subsidiary of Cypress Creek Renewables, will construct a 100 megawatt solar facility in the Town of Cambria and Pendleton, Niagara County.
- Alfred Oaks Solar: Alfred Oaks Solar LLCa subsidiary of Northland Power, 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 LLCa subsidiary of CS Energy, will build a 90 megawatt solar facility in the towns of Busti and Kiantone in Chautauqua County.
The press release also shares the following:
Investing in marginalized communities
“Through the newly awarded projects, developers have committed nearly $86 million in investments in underserved communities across the state, including community investments such as new job apprenticeships, scholarship programs and job camps. focused on supporting disadvantaged local communities. Additionally, all developers are committed to ensuring that workers associated with project construction receive prevailing wages, a standard established by the New York State Department of Labor. »
Reduce costs for New Yorkers
“The contracts include a REC index structure to help protect customers against potential spikes in energy prices, so that when electricity prices rise, Tier 1 program costs fall. Average statewide bill impact for the typical residential customer will be approximately $0.13 per month once the projects are in operation.Total project costs, including a weighted average overall development cost of $63.08 per megawatt-hour, further demonstrate that land-based renewables produce renewable energy resources at competitive prices with benefits critical to achieving state goals.NYSERDA payments under these grants will begin once the projects have obtained all required permits and approvals and are operational to power New York.
“These newly awarded projects will add to New York’s strong portfolio of large-scale renewable energy projects under development, consisting of more than 120 solar, onshore wind and offshore wind projects under development that will provide more than 14 200 megawatts of clean energy to the grid when complete – enough to power nearly five and a half million New York homes.The state’s commitment to build a new green power transmission, led by 250 miles of Major new upgrades already underway across the state, with the recently announced Clean Path New York and Champlain Hudson Power Express green energy infrastructure projects, will allow the current renewable energy pipeline to power more than 66 to cent of New York’s electricity from renewable sources once operational.
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