Energy and Natural Resources

NY State Awards $1.4B to 26 Renewable Energy Projects

12 March 2018

New York State officials announced $1.4 billion in funding for 26 renewable energy projects, representing 1,380 megawatts of generating capacity.

The projects include 22 solar farms. Other projects include three wind farms and one hydroelectric project. One of the wind farms features an energy storage component, marking one of the first times a large-scale renewable energy project has done so in New York State. Several projects will break ground as early as April 2018 and all projects are expected to be operational by 2022.

The projects are part of the state's Clean Climate Careers initiative announced in June 2017. The Clean Climate Careers plan aims to accelerate renewable energy and energy efficiency to bring clean energy jobs to the state by 2020.

During the competitive selection process, bonus points were awarded to renewable energy projects that demonstrated a commitment to creating local jobs and the use of locally-manufactured components and content.

The review process also included non-price criteria to evaluate the applications. The criteria included scoring for the developer's experience in constructing and financing renewable projects, the developer's previous project development experience in New York and the projects development status related to grid interconnection, permitting and site control. In total, 30 developers proposed 88 projects.

The weighted average award price for this solicitation is $21.71 per megawatt hour of production over the 20-year term of the awarded contracts.

The 26 projects include:

Solar

  • Columbia Solar 1, Columbia County: Hecate Energy will build a 60 MW solar facility in the town of Copake.
  • Darby Solar, Washington County: Granada Solar will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of Easton.
  • Flint Mine Solar, Greene County: Hudson Energy Enterprises will build a 100 MW solar facility in the town of Coxsackie.
  • Greene County Energy Properties, Greene County: Greene County Energy Properties will build a 19.9 MW solar facility in the town of Coxsackie.
  • Pattersonville, Schenectady County: Teichos Energy will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of Pattersonville.
  • Janis Solar, Cortland County: Granada Solar will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of Willet.
  • Sky High Solar, Onondaga County: Cypress Creek Renewables will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of Tully.
  • Java Solar Energy Center, Wyoming County: Invenergy will build a 1.53 MW solar facility in the town of Java.
  • Blue Stone Solar, Ulster County: Geronimo Energy will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of Saugerties.
  • Daybreak Solar, Ulster County: Geronimo Energy will build a 25 MW solar facility in the town of Shawangunk.
  • Little Pond Solar, Orange County: Cypress Creek Renewables will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of Deerpark.
  • Magruder Solar, Ulster County: Granada Solar will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of Gardiner.
  • Double Lock Solar, Montgomery County: Cypress Creek Renewables will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of Minden.
  • East Point Energy Center, Schoharie County: NextEra Energy will build a 50 MW solar facility in the town of Sharon.
  • Grissom Solar, Fulton County: Granada Solar will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of Mayfield.
  • High River Energy Center, Montgomery County: NextEra Energy will build a 90 MW solar facility in the town of Amsterdam.
  • Rock District Solar, Schoharie County: Cypress Creek Renewables will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of Carlisle.
  • Sunny Knoll Solar, Schoharie County: Cypress Creek Renewables will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of Schoharie.
  • Tayandenega Solar, Montgomery County: Cypress Creek Renewables will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of St. Johnsville.
  • Branscomb Solar, Tioga County: Granada Solar will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of Candor.
  • Puckett Solar, Chenango County: Granada Solar will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of Greene.
  • Regan Solar, Chenango County: Granada Solar will build a 19.99 MW solar facility in the town of Guilford.

Hydroelectric

  • Lyons Falls Mill Redevelopment, Lewis County: Northbrook Lyons Falls will redevelop an existing hydroelectric facility, leading to an increase in new renewable capacity of 3.23 MW.

Wind

  • Baron Winds, Steuben County: EverPower Wind Holdings Inc. will build a 272 MW wind farm in the towns of Cohocton, Dansville, Fremont and Wayland.
  • Bluestone Wind, Broome County: Calpine Corporation will build a 121.8 MW wind farm, accompanied by 6.2 MW of energy storage, in the towns of Windsor and Sanford.
  • Alle-Catt Wind, Allegany and Cattaraugus County: Invenergy will build a 339.78 MW wind farm in the towns of Arcade, Farmersville, Freedom, Rushford and Centerville.

The state plans to issue the next solicitation for large-scale renewable energy under the Clean Energy Standard on April 25, 2018.

To contact the author of this article, email david.wagman@ieeeglobalspec.com


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2018-Mar-14 12:03 PM

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