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2021 Solicitation


NYSERDA's fifth annual request for proposals under the Clean Energy Standard, RESRFP21-1 Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. , was issued on April 22, 2021 and resulted in awards for 22 solar projects, including six with energy storage to develop 2,408 megawatts of new, renewable energy capacity throughout New York State. The agreements will also support the development of 159 megawatts of utility-scale energy storage. These awards constitute enough megawatts of new renewable capacity to power over 600,000 households.

The State's investment in these new land-based renewables projects is expected to spur over $2.7 billion of direct private investment. Total project costs, including a cost-effective weighted average all-in development cost of $63.08 per megawatt-hour, will result in an average bill impact for customers of approximately $0.13 per month. These awards continue to support the achievement of New York’s nation leading goal of generating 70% of New York’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030, consistent with the Climate Leadership and Community Benefit Act.

For more information on the awards, consult the 2021 Renewable Energy Standard Solicitation Fact Sheet [PDF] and the Large-Scale Renewables Open NY database Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

The awarded projects include:

Capital Region

  • Fort Edward Solar Farm in Washington County
  • ELP Stuyvesant Solar in Columbia County
  • ELP Rotterdam Solar in Schenectady County
  • Scotch Ridge Solar in Schenectady County
  • Easton Solar Farm in Washington County
  • Stern Solar in Rensselaer County

Central New York

  • SunEast Scipio Solar in Cayuga County
  • Harvest Hills Solar 2 in Cayuga County

Mohawk Valley

  • Newport Solar Farm in Oneida and Herkimer County
  • Mill Point Solar 2 in Montgomery County
  • Columbia Solar Energy Center in Herkimer County
  • Foothills Solar Farm in Fulton County
  • SunEast Flat Creek II Solar in Montgomery County

North Country

  • Roosevelt Solar in St. Lawrence County
  • Fort Covington Solar Farm in Franklin County
  • Rich Road Solar Energy Center in St. Lawrence County
  • Moss Ridge Solar in St. Lawrence County

Southern Tier

  • Yellow Barn Solar in Tompkins County

Western New York

  • Alfred Oaks Solar in Allegany County
  • Bear Ridge Solar in Niagara County
  • York Run Solar in Chautauqua County
  • Ridge View Solar Energy Center in Niagara County

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