Governor Kathy Hochul’s June 2 announcement of 22 major solar and energy storage projects for New York State means the state will, effectively, efficiently deliver enough clean, affordable energy to power over 620,000 New York homes in at least 20 years.
3,000 short-term and long-term jobs nationwide: Green jobs
It is the largest state procurement of renewable energy on earth so far. The projects are projected to create over 3,000 short-term and long-term jobs nationwide.
Investments create new jobs
The advancement of renewable energy in New York City has resulted in significant private investment in these projects. More than $ 2.7 billion in private investment has arrived, supporting new jobs and economic development for local communities that will reach more than 30 counties across the state.
It exceeds 70% of the state target 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 the road to a zero-emission grid by 2040. This meets and goes much further than required by the Climate Leadership Act and community protection. The state currently has a number of renewable energy projects in which renewable energy sources would power over 66% of New York City’s electricity from renewable sources.
Doreen M. Harris explains the scope of the work: “With the largest portfolio of projects awarded to date, New York is strengthening an already huge renewable energy pipeline positioned to deliver increasing amounts of clean and affordable electricity to thousands of families around the world. the situation in the years to come. NYSERDA is committed to working with award-winning developers, local host governments and community stakeholders during the project development process to responsibly set up projects, including the protection of premium agricultural land, and ensure they cross the finish line on time. ”
It reduces carbon emissions by more than 2.2 million metric tons per year
The results show the fresh reality of the transition from pollution to environmental protection – the equivalent of removing more than 492,000 cars from the road each year. Six of the award-winning projects will also be paired with energy storage facilities. The warehouse will stabilize the network, which will consist of 159 megawatts of utility-level energy storage capacity. This will contribute to the integration of renewable energy sources into the electricity grid.
The 22 major renewable energy projects by region are:
- Stern Solar: Stern Solar LLCa subsidiary of CS Energy, will build a 19.99-megawatt solar plant in the town of Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County.
- Fort Edward Solar Farm: Fort Edward Solar LLCa subsidiary of Boralex, will build a 100-megawatt solar plant in the cities of Fort Edward and Argyle, Washington County.
- Scotch Ridge Solar: Scotch Ridge Solar LLCa subsidiary of Nexamp, will build a 20-megawatt solar plant in the city of Duanesburg, Schenectady district.
- ELP Stuyvesant Solar: ELP Stuyvesant Solar LLCa subsidiary of East Light Partners, will build a 19.99-megawatt solar plant in Stuyvesant, Columbia.
- Easton Solar Farm: Easton Solar LLCa subsidiary of Boralex, will build a 20-megawatt solar plant in Easton, Washington.
- ELP Rotterdam Solar: ELP Rotterdam Solar LLCa subsidiary of East Light Partners, will build a 19.99-megawatt solar plant in Rotterdam, Schenectady County.
Central New York
- Harvest Hills Solar 2: ConnectGen Cayuga County LLCa subsidiary of ConnectGen, will build a 100-megawatt solar plant in the cities of Genoa and Venice, Cayuga district.
- SunEast Scipio Solar: SED NY Holdings LLCa subsidiary of SunEast Development, will build an 18-megawatt solar plant in the town of Scipio, Cayuga County.
- Mill Point Solar 2: ConnectGen Montgomery County LLCa subsidiary of ConnectGen, will build a 100-megawatt solar plant in Glen, Montgomery County.
- SunEast Flat Creek II Solar: SunEast Flat Creek Solar LLCa subsidiary of SunEast Development, will build a 100-megawatt solar plant in Root, Montgomery County.
- Newport Solar Farm: Newport Deerfield Solar LLCa subsidiary of Boralex, will build a 130-megawatt solar plant in the cities of Deerfield, Marcy and Newport, Oneida and Herkimer County.
- Foothills Solar Farm: Foothills Solar LLCa subsidiary of Boralex, will build a 40-megawatt solar plant in Mayfield, Fulton County.
- Columbia Solar Energy Center: Columbia Solar Energy Center LLCa subsidiary of EDF Renewables, will build a 350-megawatt solar plant with 20 megawatts of shared energy storage in Columbia and Litchfield, Herkimer County.
- Rich Road Solar Energy Center: Rich Road Solar Energy Center LLCsubsidiary of EDF Renewables, will build a 240-megawatt solar plant with a 20-megawatt shared warehouse in the city of Canton, St. Lawrence.
- Fort Covington Solar Farm: Fort Covington Solar LLCa subsidiary of Boralex, will build a 250-megawatt solar plant with 77 megawatts of shared storage in Fort Covington, Franklin County.
- Roosevelt Solar: ReneSola Power Holdings LLCsubsidiary ReneSola Power, will build a 19.99-megawatt solar plant with a 2-megawatt shared warehouse in the town of Massena, St. Lawrence.
- Moss Ridge Solar: Moss Ridge Solar 1 LLCsubsidiary Borrego Solar, will build a 60-megawatt solar plant in the town of Dekalb, St. Lawrence.
- Yellow Barn Solar: Yellow Barn Solar LLCa subsidiary of CS Energy, will build a 160-megawatt solar plant in the cities of Lansing and Groton, Tompkins County.
West New York
- Ridge View Solar Energy Center: Ridge View Solar Energy Center, LLCa subsidiary of EDF Renewables, will build a 350-megawatt solar plant with a 20-megawatt shared warehouse in the city of Hartland, Niagara County.
- Bear Ridge Solar: Bear Ridge Solar LLCa subsidiary of Cypress Creek Renewables, will build a 100-megawatt solar plant in Cambria and Pendleton, Niagara County.
- Alfred Oaks Solar: Alfred Oaks Solar LLCa subsidiary of Northland Power, will build a 100-megawatt solar plant with a 20-megawatt shared warehouse in the town of Alfred, Allegany County.
- York Run Solar: York Run Solar LLCa subsidiary of CS Energy, will build a 90-megawatt solar plant in the cities of Busti and Kiantone, Chautauqua County.
The press release also shares the following:
Investing in marginalized communities
“Through newly awarded projects, developers have invested nearly $ 86 million in investments in vulnerable communities across the country, including community investments such as new occupations, scholarship programs and summer camps aimed at supporting disadvantaged local communities. In addition, all developers have pledged that workers associated with the construction of the project will be paid the prevailing salary, a standard set by the NYS Department of Labor. ”
Reducing costs for New Yorkers
“The contracts include an index REC structure that helps protect customers from potential jumps in energy prices, so that when electricity prices rise, the costs of the Tier 1 program fall. The average nationwide account impact for typical residential buyers will be approximately $ 0.13 per month once projects are operational. Total project costs, including weighted average overall development costs of $ 63.08 per megawatt-hour, further show that onshore renewables provide renewables at competitive prices with critical benefits for achieving national goals. NYSERDA payments under these awards will begin when projects receive all necessary permits and approvals and become operational to power New York City.
– These award-winning projects will add a robust New York-based set of major renewable energy projects, consisting of over 120 solar, onshore wind and offshore wind projects that will deliver over 14,200 megawatts of clean energy to the grid when completed – enough to power nearly five and a half million homes in New York. The state’s commitment to building a new green energy transmission, driven by 250 miles of new major upgrades already underway across the state, with recently announced green energy projects in New York and Champlain Hudson Power Express, will enable the current renewable pipeline to power more than 66 percent of New York’s renewable electricity when in operation. “
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