EDF Renewables gets tender awards for 303 MW of solar in NY
Solar panels. Image by: EDF Renewables (www.edf-re.com).
EDF Renewables North America said on Wednesday it has secured long-term contracts for 303 MW of solar projects in a tender held in New York state.
The three projects were awarded as part of the 2020 renewable energy standard solicitation by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as part of the 2020 Renewable Energy Standard solicitation. All of them are expected to become operational by the end of 2023.
The long-term contracts will support the construction of the 119-MW Tracy solar photovoltaic (PV) park in the towns of Orleans and Clayton, Jefferson County, and the 94-MW Moraine plant in Allegany and Steuben counties. The Homer solar park, with a power generating capacity of 90 MW, will be installed in Cortland County.
Once up and running, the plants will be capable of producing enough electricity to supply over 77,000 average homes in New York.
EDF Renewables aims to have over 3 GW of solar capacity in operation or under construction by end-2022.
A total of 22 large-scale projects won last year’s edition of NYSERDA’s 2020 Renewable Energy Standard solicitation, of which 21 solar parks and one hydroelectric upgrade of 2.1 GW in total. The capacity is due to be switched on by 2025.
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