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2019 Solicitation


NYSERDA's third annual request for proposals under the Clean Energy Standard, RESRFP19-1Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., was issued on April 23, 2019, and resulted in 21 agreements for 17 solar projects, including two with energy storage, three wind repowering projects, and one new wind project, which are expected to contribute 1,278 MW of new, renewable energy capacity throughout New York State once operational. The agreements will also support the development of 40 MW of utility-scale energy storage.

The total funding committed through RESRFP19-1 is approximately $1.0 billion, and the weighted average price for these agreements is $18.59 for each Tier 1 REC. The projects are expected to spur over $2.5 billion of direct investment over the life of the projects.

For more information on the awards, consult the 2019 Renewable Energy Standard Solicitation Fact Sheet [PDF].

The projects include:

Capital Region

Three solar projects:

  • Bald Mountain Solar in Washington County
  • West River Solar in Saratoga County
  • SunEast Hilltop Solar in Rensselaer County

Central New York

One solar project:

  • Garnet Energy Center with energy storage in Cayuga County

Finger Lakes

One solar project:

  • Highview Solar Project in Wyoming County

Mohawk Valley

Four solar projects:

  • SunEast Flat Hill Solar in Herkimer County
  • SunEast Grassy Knoll Solar in Herkimer County
  • SunEast Limestone Solar in Fulton County
  • SunEast Tabletop Solar in Montgomery County

North Country

Five solar projects:

  • ELP Ticonderoga Solar in Essex County
  • North Side Energy Center in St. Lawrence County
  • Sandy Creek Solar in Jefferson County
  • Greens Corners Solar in Jefferson County
  • SunEast Fairway Solar in St. Lawrence County

Southern Tier

One wind repowering project, one new wind project, and one solar project:

  • Cohocton Wind Project in Steuben County
  • Prattsburgh Wind Farm in Steuben County
  • SunEast Valley Solar in Tioga County

Western New York

Two solar projects and two wind repowering projects:

  • Martin Rd Solar in Cattaraugus County
  • South Ripley Solar with energy storage in Chautauqua County
  • Steel Winds I and II Wind Farms in Erie County

Associated Documents

NYSERDA actively works with communities hosting proposed renewable projects to ensure these communities have the tools they need to make informed decisions regarding project development. For more information on renewable energy development and education, please contact [email protected] and consult:

Site Character and Agricultural Resources

Proposers may access the Site Character Map to inform any attestations made in the Step Three Bid Proposal relating to the subcategory: Project Viability-Site Character. All areas of the map displayed as dark red and green are designated as USDA Prime Farmland. To aid proposers in considering the bid facility’s potential location, tax parcel data has also been provided for counties with data available for public distribution.

Further information on USDA Prime Farmlandorganized by region:

To identify parcels that hold an agricultural assessment, proposers should consult the appropriate county assessment roll. Further information on accessing county assessment rolls is available from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance: