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Borrego announces largest solar development to date, for NY state

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Borrego, a Texas-based solar developer, EPC and O&M provider, announced its largest solar project to date, for the state of New York. It has been selected by the state’s authority to develop 110 megawatts of a utility-scale solar project.

Firstly, the project is called Rutland Center Solar 1; it was awarded to Borrego by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). It was a part of the state’s authority plans to develop more than 2 GW of renewable power throughout the state.

Secondly, the project will be located in National Grid territory, in the northern part of the state, near to the towns of Rutland and Watertown, in Jefferson County. Finally, it will provide with enough power to supply to nearly 11,000 state homes.

Also Dan Berwick, stated about the project: “this project award reflects Borrego’s expansion into utility-scale development. We’re bringing the technical expertise and rigorous processes we developed as the leader in commercial and community solar markets to larger projects; indeed, our mission is ever more urgent: to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy.”

In addition, Mike Hall, CEO, said. “Talented individuals with utility-scale experience power our new focus on the utility-scale sector.”

He also added that the company has recently undergone a structural change; now it has three independent business units: development, EPC, and O&M.

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Borrego with new Vice President for utility scale developments

Accordingly, the company has an aggressive plan to grow its workforce by 25% this very year; and also its currently searching for new talents, especially those regarding utility scale skills.

Again, the 110 MW award to Borrego is a further step for New York to meet its 70% of renewable energy powered by 2030; consequently, is consistent with the Climate Leadership and Community Benefit Act.

Moreover, Borrego’s projects will create stable jobs and substantial benefits for the Jefferson County and the local jurisdiction.

To conclude, Borrego announced also the appointment of Daryl Hart as the new vice president of utility-scale development. He joins Borrego after being part of NextEra Energy Transmission executive team.

In fact, he has worked in both wind and solar developments and he is certified as a Project Management Professional.

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