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2017 Solicitation


On June 2, 2017, NYSERDA issued its 2017 Renewable Energy Standard Request for Proposals (RESRFP17-1). It was the first request for proposals under the Clean Energy Standard.

Results by Region

RESRFP17-1 resulted in 26 agreements to develop 1,383 MW of new, clean energy capacity throughout New York State. The total funding committed through RESRFP17-1 is approximately $1.4 billion, and the weighted average price for these contracts was $21.71 for each Tier 1 REC.

The successful proposals include a hydroelectric project, three wind projects (including one with energy storage), and several solar projects.

Capital Region

Five solar projects:

  • Columbia Solar 1 in Columbia County
  • Darby Solar in Washington County
  • Flint Mine Solar in Greene County
  • Greene County Energy Properties in Greene County
  • Pattersonville in Schenectady County

Central New York

Two solar projects:

  • Janis Solar in Cortland County
  • Sky High Solar in Onondaga County

Finger Lakes

One solar project:

  • Java Solar Energy Center in Wyoming County


Four solar projects:

  • Blue Stone Solar in Ulster County
  • Daybreak Solar in Ulster County
  • Little Pond Solar in Orange County
  • Magruder Solar in Ulster County

Mohawk Valley

Seven solar projects:

  • Double Lock Solar in Montgomery County
  • East Point Energy Center in Schoharie County
  • Grissom Solar in Fulton County
  • High River Energy Center in Montgomery County
  • Rock District Solar in Schoharie County
  • Sunny Knoll Solar in Schoharie County
  • Tayandenega Solar in Montgomery County

North Country

One hydroelectric project:

  • Lyons Falls Mill Redevelopment in Lewis County

Southern Tier

Three solar projects, two wind projects, one with energy storage:

  • Baron Winds in Steuben County
  • Bluestone Wind (with energy storage) in Broome County
  • Branscomb Solar in Tioga County
  • Puckett Solar in Chenango County
  • Regan Solar in Chenango County

Western New York

One wind project spanning two counties:

  • Alle-Catt Wind in Allegany and Cattaraugus County

Associated Documents

Review critical RESRFP17-1 documents and procedures: