Homer Solar

About

New York is leading the nation, with a goal of using 70% renewables by 2030, and EDF Renewables is leading the solar energy charge starting with the Homer Solar Energy Center. A growing solution to energy demands, solar power is a safe, clean technology that NY residents and businesses want now. The initiatives outlined in the State Energy Plan can be found here.

The Homer Solar Project is a proposed 90-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar energy generation facility, which may include approximately 20 MW (80 megawatt-hours [MWh]) of energy storage, located in the Towns of Homer, Cortlandville, and Solon, Cortland County, New York. The Facility will safely generate enough clean, renewable electricity to power more than 20,000 New York households.

The Facility will interconnect to the New York power grid via a new Point of Interconnection (POI) in the Town of Homer, tapping into National Grid’s Cortland to Fenner 115 kilovolt (“kV”) transmission line which runs through the project area. The Facility will be sited on approximately 600 acres of leased private land.

2019 – 2021
Development & Permitting
2022 - 2023
Construction
2023
Operation begins

Economic Benefits

The Project will help bolster the local economy by providing reliable revenues to Project landowners and the host communities, including the Towns of Homer, Cortlandville, and Solon, Cortland County and associated school districts.  As currently proposed, the Project would contribute the following economic benefits to the region:

  • More than $5 million in direct payments to the Towns of Homer, Cortlandville, and Solon, Cortland County and associated school districts in the first 20 years of operation.
  • More than 150 jobs at the peak of construction.  Construction is anticipated to last 9 to 12 months during 2022 and 2023.
  • Three full time highly skilled jobs during the 35+ year operating life of the Project.

Opportunities possible for local businesses including in the hospitality, material supply, and construction services sectors during construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning project phases.

Environmental Benefits

The Project will safely generate enough clean, emission free electricity to power 20,000 NY households.

Community Relationship

EDF Renewables believes projects will have a better chance to succeed if we have a presence in the community and are available to respond to interests. Developing relationships early during the permitting process and continuing throughout the installation and operation of the projects creates trusting, long lasting relationships.

Contact Us

If you have questions, comments or any interest in the Project, please contact us at any time.

Jack Honor, Development Manager

Email Us: Jack.Honor@edf-re.com
Call Us: +1 (518) 888-2589

90 MW
Solar
20 MW
Storage
2023
Date of Operation
20,000
Homes Powered

Resources

Public Involvement Program Plan - Homer Solar
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How To Participate in Article 10 - Homer Solar
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NY State Website - Department of Public Service Project Home Page
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Submit your request for party status
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