Governor Hochul: 94 Megawatt solar farm approved for northern Allegany County

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The Town of Burns will be home to New York’s latest energy project

Once Completed, Facility Is Expected To Generate Enough Clean Energy To Power More Than 25,000 Homes

Project Expected To Create More Than 130 Construction & Operational Jobs

From the Office of NY Governor Kathy Hochul:

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting has issued a siting permit to Moraine Solar Energy Center, LLC, for EDF Renewables North America to develop, design, construct, operate, maintain, and decommission a 94-megawatt solar facility in the Town of Burns, Allegany County. Once completed, this solar facility is expected to generate enough clean energy to power over 25,000 New York homes and reduce carbon emissions by over 130,000 metric tons, which is equivalent to taking nearly 29,000 cars off the road. This solar facility is expected to create more than 130 full-time equivalent jobs during construction and operation.

Today’s announcement, when coupled with previously permitted facilities by the Office, marks the approval of 13 major renewable energy facilities, totaling over 2.1 gigawatts since 2021. This underscores New York’s leadership in the fight on climate change by demonstrating the most rapid pace of major renewable energy facility approvals in the State’s history.

“By accelerating the development of renewable energy, we’re cementing our position as a national leader in climate action, while creating jobs and spurring economic development across the state,” Governor Hochul said. “The approval of Moraine Solar brings us closer to surpassing our ambitious climate goals helping create a cleaner and healthier New York where future generations can thrive.” 

Today’s decision along with public comments submitted prior to approval, may be obtained by going to the Office’s website at https://ores.ny.gov/permit-applications.

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