Boralex has announced that its Greens Corners (120 MW), Sandy Creek (19.99 MW), Bald Mountain (19.99 MW), and West River (19.99 MW) solar projects were selected by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority as part of its 2019 Renewable Energy Standard Solicitation for the purchase of New York Tier-1 Eligible Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).
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The selection of these projects has commenced a process whereby Boralex and NYSERDA are working towards the execution of Renewable Energy Standard Agreements for the purchase of RECs associated with the energy production of each of the projects. Each REC represents the environmental attributes of one megawatt hour of electricity generated from an eligible renewable source like solar.
Totaling about 180 MW, these four photovoltaic solar energy generation facilities are located in Upstate New York.
The 120 MW Greens Corners Solar facility is located in the Town of Watertown and in the Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson County.
The 19.99 MW Sandy Creek Solar facility is located in the Town of Adams and Ellisburg, Jefferson County.
The 19.99 MW Bald Mountain Solar is located in the Town of Greenwich, Washington County.
The 19.99 MW West River Solar facilities is located in the Town of Moreau, Saratoga County.
The projects will offer economic, social, and environmental benefits to the New York, its counties, towns, and school districts, and each project will support approximately 50 (19.99 MW projects) to 100 (120 MW project) construction jobs in addition to long-term jobs to support operations.
"New York’s Green New Deal is a nation-leading clean energy agenda that will aggressively put New York State on a path to achieve 70% of the state’s electricity from renewable energy by 2030, and Boralex is proud to be contributing to this movement."
For each project, Boralex has begun the process of consulting with local stakeholders to understand their interests and consider their comments when designing the facilities. Boralex will continue to work with the host towns, host counties and local stakeholders to ensure that the projects are properly integrated in their respective communities.