Borrego announced it has been selected to develop a 110-MWAC utility-scale solar project as part of the solicitation for large-scale renewables by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The Rutland Center Solar 1 project will be Borrego’s largest development announced to date.
The award was one of 20 solar projects awarded as part of NYSERDA’s efforts to develop more than 2 GW of new renewable energy capacity throughout New York State. It will be sited in National Grid territory in the north of the state, in the towns of Rutland and Watertown in Jefferson County, and will produce enough energy to power nearly 11,000 homes.
“This project award reflects Borrego’s expansion into utility-scale development,” said Dan Berwick, general manager of development at Borrego. “We’re bringing the technical expertise and rigorous processes we developed as the leader in commercial and community solar markets to larger projects, because our mission is ever more urgent: to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy.”
Borrego’s 110-MW solar project will help support Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’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. Borrego’s project is expected to create jobs and bring benefits to Jefferson County, and the local jurisdiction will benefit from a Payment in Lieu of Taxes as well as a Community Host Benefit Payment.
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