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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 Moraine 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 Moraine Solar Energy Center (Project) is a proposed up to 94 MW solar photovoltaic facility located in the Town of Burns, Allegany County and Town of Dansville, Steuben County, New York. The Project will safely generate enough clean, renewable electricity to power 20,000 New York households. It will interconnect to the New York power grid via a new Point of Interconnection (POI) in the Town of Burns, connecting to the Moraine Road substation. The Facility will be sited on approximately 6000 acres of leased private and mostly cleared land. The Project will consist of about 250,000 solar panels.
The Project will help bolster the local economy by providing reliable revenues to Project landowners and the host communities, including the Town of Burns, Allegany County, Town of Dansville, Steuben County and associated school districts. As currently proposed, the Project would contribute the following economic benefits to the region:
- More than $7 million in direct payments to the Town of Burns, Allegany County, Town of Dansville, Steuben 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 12-18 months during 2022 and 2023.
- Two full time highly skilled jobs during the 20+ 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.
The Project will safely generate enough clean, emission free electricity to power 20,000 NY households.
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.