2018 Solicitation

On April 25, 2018, NYSERDA issued its 2018 Renewable Energy Standard Request for Proposals (RESRFP18-1). It was the second request for proposals under the Clean Energy Standard. NYSERDA will issue a third Renewable Energy Standard request for proposals on April 22, 2019.

RESRFP18-1 resulted in 19 agreements to develop 1,364 MW of new, clean energy capacity throughout New York State. The agreements will also support development of 25 MW of utility-scale energy storage. The total funding committed through RESRFP18-1 is approximately $1.1 billion, and the weighted average price for these contracts was $18.52 for each Tier 1 REC. For more information on the awards, consult the 2018 Renewable Energy Standard Solicitation Fact Sheet [PDF] .

The successful proposals include 3 wind projects, including 1 with energy storage, and 16 solar projects, including 1 with energy storage:

Capital Region

Two solar projects:

  • Hannacroix Solar Facility in Greene County
  • Stillwater Solar in Saratoga County

Central New York

Two solar projects:

  • Clay Solar in Onondaga County
  • Dog Corners Solar in Cayuga County

Finger Lakes

Six solar projects and one wind project:

  • Excelsior Energy Center with energy storage in Genesee County
  • Heritage Wind in Orleans County
  • Horseshoe Solar in Livingston County
  • Manchester Solar in Ontario County
  • Morris Ridge Solar in Livingston County
  • North Light Energy Center in Seneca County
  • Silver Lake Solar in Wyoming County

Mohawk Valley

Four solar projects:

  • Mohawk Solar in Montgomery County
  • Hills Solar in Herkimer County
  • Skyline Solar in Oneida County
  • Watkins Road Solar I in Herkimer County

North Country

One wind project:

  •  Roaring Brook Wind in Lewis County

Southern Tier

One wind project with energy storage and one solar project:

  • High Bridge Wind with energy storage in Chenango County
  • Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center in Schuyler County

Western New York

One solar project:

  • Bakerstand Solar I in Cattaraugus County

Site Character and Agricultural Resources

The Site Character map and data below apply to all Site Character claims made by Proposers under RESRFP18-1. All areas of the map displayed as dark red and green are designated as USDA Prime Farmland, and tax parcel data has also been provided for counties with data that is available for public distribution.

USDA Prime Farmland shapefile data, organized by region:

Further information on accessing county assessment rolls is available from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance: