New York awards siting permits to 309 MW of solar projects

Jan 10, 2023 01:12 PM ET
  • New York governor Kathy Hochul on Monday revealed that state regulators have issued siting permits to 3 solar projects that will collectively include 309 MW of power generation capacity to the US state.
New York awards siting permits to 309 MW of solar projects
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The permits were awarded by the New York State Office of Renewable Energy (ORES). Particularly, EDF Renewables The United States And Canada has been removed to build its 90-MW Homer Solar Energy Centre in Cortland County as well as the 119-MW Tracy solar photovoltaic (PV) park in the towns of Orleans as well as Clayton, Jefferson County. The 3rd permit is for the 100-MW Waterfront solar park suggested to be set up by AES Corp (NYSE: AES) in Jefferson County.

The projects will bring over USD 458 million (EUR 427.2 m) in capital expense. As soon as built, the three solar ranches will generate 542 GWh of electrical energy, or sufficient to cover the consumption of more than 69,000 local homes each year.

Since the development of ORES in 2021, New York has actually issued siting permits to 11 projects completing 1.8 GW. "Increasing the advancement of renewable energy is a leading priority to guarantee we reach our climate goals, create jobs, and also spur financial advancement throughout the state," Governor Hochul claimed.

EDF's projects were amongst the champions in the 2020 renewable energy standard solicitation by the New York State Energy R & D Authority (NYSERDA).

New York has set a goal to accomplish 70% renewable energy by 2030 and also 100% zero-emission electrical energy by 2040.

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