A map of Boralex’s 5 profitable photo voltaic tasks, considered one of which – Fort Covington – is co-located with storage. Picture: Boralex.
New York has awarded 22 photo voltaic PV tasks totalling 2.4GW of energy, together with six co-located websites with a mixed 159MW of battery vitality storage methods (BESS).
The awards symbolize the state’s largest land-based procurement of renewable vitality to-date, first coated by Power-Storage.information‘ sister web site PV Tech. The 22 tasks would require US$2.7 billion in funding and a few or all must be on-line by 2025.
Successful co-located tasks from builders EDF Renewables (three) and Boralex (one) account for 85% of the 159MW of awarded BESS capability, with ReneSola Energy and Northland Energy additionally including storage onto their profitable photo voltaic tasks.
EDF Renewables, a part of the worldwide French state-owned vitality group, will ship three websites with 20MW of BESS every: Columbia Photo voltaic Power Heart in Herkimer County, Ridge View Photo voltaic Power Heart in Niagara County and Wealthy Street Photo voltaic Power Heart in St. Lawrence County.
Columbia and Ridge View are additionally the biggest profitable photo voltaic tasks by energy, with 350MWac every, and Wealthy Street’s 250MWac brings EDF’s complete contribution to 950MW, 40% of the two,408MW awarded.
Boralex is pairing its 250MW Fort Covington Photo voltaic Farm with a 77MW/308MWh (4 hours) BESS, in Suffolk County, whereas its 4 different profitable tasks are standalone photo voltaic: all 5 complete 540MW of solar energy.
EDF has not revealed the length/MWh of its three BESS tasks. Although this varies enormously within the state of New York, it could be trending in direction of 4 hours with Boralex’s profitable tender and a Summit Ridge challenge introduced final week each choosing it. And in April, the New York Energy Authority (NYPA) started a technique of adapting fossil gas websites to get replaced with four-hour BESS models.
Rounding off the profitable co-located tasks, Northland Energy is including 20MW of storage to its 100MW Alfred Oaks Photo voltaic challenge in Allegany county, whereas ReneSola Energy is pairing its 19.99MW Roosevelt Photo voltaic challenge in St. Larwence with 2MW of storage.
“Immediately’s investments will put us on a path to creating New York a greener place to dwell whereas additionally creating new jobs and spurring financial growth,” governor Kathy Hochul mentioned. “These tasks will permit us to not simply meet however exceed our aim of acquiring 70 % of our electrical energy from renewable assets (by 2030) and can additional cement New York as a nationwide chief within the combat towards local weather change.”
The contracts for the 22 tasks embrace an index REC (renewable vitality certificates) construction which is able to assist cushion electrical energy customers within the state towards spikes in vitality costs. The weighted-average all-in growth price of the tasks quantities to $63.08 per megawatt-hour.