NYSERDA Awards Three Utility-Scale Solar Projects to CS Energy in New York

CS Energy was awarded three utility-scale projects by the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency. This was in response to its fifth annual Renewable Energy Standard Request for Proposals. These projects, once operational, will provide the state with 270 MW AC/365MW DC of new renewable power generation capacity.

Construction is expected to begin in 2025, and be completed by 2026. These projects will produce over 500,000 MWh per year of renewable energy for New York ratepayers.

“As the first company to successfully develop and construct large scale solar in upstate New York, we are proud to continue playing a leading role in the deployment of NYSERDA’s large-scale renewables program,” says Eric Millard, chief commercial officer at CS Energy. “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.”

“With the help of partners like 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,” comments Doreen M. Harris, president and CEO of NYSERDA. “These newly awarded projects are another example of CS Energy’s ongoing commitment to investing in New York and help to build on the company’s successful completion of Branscomb Solar – the first utility-scale solar project outside Long Island – and more projects like it that will deliver clean power to the grid before the end of year.”

These three projects were selected from more than 50 bid facilities and are part of a competitive 22 project procurement portfolio. Each project will utilize single-axis tracking technology, bifacial solar panel arrays and other CS Energy technologies. Stern Solar is a 19.99MW AC/27MW DC project in Schaghticoke (Rensselaer County). York Run Solar is a 90 MW AC/122 MWDC solar farm in Busti, Kiantone, in Chautauqua County.

Yellow Barn Solar is a 160 MW AC/216 MW DC project located in Lansing, and Groton in Tompkins County. CS Energy’s largest project is located less than 10 miles from the Cayuga coal plant, which was retired in 2019.