CS Energy wins three solar projects from NYSERDA

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CS Energy has won three solar projects from the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) under its fifth Renewable Energy Standard request for proposals.

These projects would deliver 270 MW AC / 365 MW DC of new renewable energy generation capacity to the state, further establishing CS Energy’s position as a leader in New York State solar. Construction is planned to begin in 2025 and will be completed in 2026.

These projects will generate over 500,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy per year for New York ratepayers.

“Our personalized approach and hands-on experience collaborating with municipalities, state and local agencies, communities, local labor, and New York businesses sets us apart in helping New York achieve its renewable energy goals,” says Eric Millard, Chief Commercial Officer at CS Energy.

“New York is growing a pipeline of over 120 large-scale renewable projects that bring us closer to reaching our climate and clean energy goals while at the same time delivering cleaner air, new green jobs, and local tax revenue to communities across the state,” Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO of NYSERDA said.

The three projects, among those selected from over 50 bidding facilities, are part of a competitive 22-project procurement portfolio. Each one of the CS Energy projects listed below will deploy single-axis tracking technology and bifacial solar panels:

Stern Solar: 19.99 MW AC / 27 MW DC in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County

York Run Solar: 90 MW AC / 122 MW DC in Busti and Kiantone, Chautauqua County

Yellow Barn Solar: 160 MW AC / 216 MW DC in Lansing and Groton, Tompkins County

At 160 MW AC / 216 MW DC, CS Energy’s largest project is located less than 10 miles from the Cayuga coal plant, which was retired in 2019.

NYSERDA’s renewables program will provide 8,000 megawatts of clean solar energy, increasing NY’s renewable energy mix to 66 percent when combined with New York’s contracted land-based wind and offshore wind. The projects will infuse $2.7 billion into local economies, creating 3,000 jobs across the state.

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