construction jobs created by development projects
Statewide Operating Capacity
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Project Spotlight: Cayuga Solar
An unprecedented energy transition is transforming the U.S., and New York is leading the way. Committing to shifting away from fossil fuels and reducing carbon dioxide emissions, New York has adopted the goal to end coal-fired power generation by the end of 2020. Both the environment and the economy stand to benefit from the coal to renewable transition.
Decommissioned coal-fired power plants now have the opportunity to be repurposed into renewable energy centers. This transition will help the state reach its carbon neutrality goals while creating jobs. Reuse is another topline benefit; solar plants can repurpose existing land and equipment. Solar plants can also utilize existing interconnection equipment and build new electrical infrastructure within existing plant footprints. This transition also provides significant economic benefits. These projects will create new job opportunities during construction and throughout the project’s life while also generating substantial tax revenue for the local county.
sPower is in the preliminary phases of two solar energy projects that would utilize and transform now-closed coal-powered power stations. The proposed projects, Cayuga Solar, in Tompkins County, and Somerset Solar, located in Niagara County, can repurpose land no longer used, provide significant economic benefits, and continue to deliver electricity to the grid. As a long-term owner and operator, we look forward to partnering with the local communities through development and operation. Cayuga and Somerset Solar are currently in the early stages of planning, and more information will be available as development progresses.
New York Projects In Development
The information included in the map above is representative, not reflective of sPower’s entire development portfolio and is subject to change.
Explore New York Projects – In Development (Article 10 Process)
Project information is approximate and subject to change.
sPower is also in early-stage development of stand-alone energy storage projects in New York City and Long Island, estimated at more than 600 megawatts.
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