GHG Emissions, Solar - June 13, 2022
NYSERDA Awards Three Solar Projects
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced three new solar projects
These projects, awarded to EDF Renewables North America, were part of the 2021 solicitation for large-scale renewable energy certificates. The total 1 GW of solar + storage projects will deliver clean energy for the state.
The projects represent nearly 40% of the total 2,408 MW awarded and are expected to deliver clean electricity by the end of 2025. The projects include the following:
- Columbia Solar Energy Center: 350 MWac with 20 MW of co-located storage sited on approximately 2,000 acres in the towns of Columbia and Litchfield, Herkimer County.
- Ridge View Solar Energy Center: 350 MWac with 20 MW of co-located storage sited on approximately 2,000 acres sited in the town of Hartland, Niagara County.
- Rich Road Solar Energy Center: 240 MWac with 20 MW of co-located storage sited on approximately 1,500 acres in the town Canton, St. Lawrence County
“Advancing large-scale solar projects like these newly awarded projects are helping to build out New York’s already massive renewable energy pipeline and are central to the State’s ability to create a zero-emission electricity grid,” Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO, NYSERDA said in a statement. “NYSERDA will work closely with EDF Renewables to ensure the communities hosting these projects are engaged throughout the development process and the responsible siting of them will not only help protect our valuable agricultural lands, but benefit the state and local economies alike.”
The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of over 243,000 average New York homes and this is equivalent to avoiding over 880,000 million metric tons of carbon emissions annually.
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