New York State Research Energy and Development Authority (NYSERDA) awarded EDF Renewables long-term contracts to develop 303 MW of clean energy for the state. The photovoltaic projects are part of the 2020 Reneewable Energy Standard Solicitation program.
The projects are all expected to come online by the end of 2023, and are as follows:
Tracy Solar: 119 MWac sited on approximately 1,000 acres in Orleans and Clayton in Jefferson County.
Moraine Solar: 94 MWac sited on approximately 650 acres in Burns of Allegany County and Dansville of Steuben County.
Homer Solar: 90 MWac sited on approximately 600 acres in Homer, Cortlandville and Solon in Cortland County.
“Our team is thrilled to be awarded 303 MWac with the Tracy, Moraine, and Homer Solar Projects to help achieve New York State’s target to achieve 70% of the state’s electricity from renewable energy by 2030,” said Cory Basil, VP development, Northeast Region for EDF Renewables. “The region will benefit from procurement and employment opportunities throughout the development, construction and operational phases. Combined, the projects will bring approximately 500 jobs during peak construction and contribute millions of dollars to the counties, towns and school districts during the operational life of the projects.”
The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of over 77,000 average New York homes.
EDF Renewables has 20 GW of wind, solar and storage projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The company has placed over 1.6 GW of grid-scale and distributed solar since 2008, and by the end of 2022 will have over 3 GW of solar in service or under construction.