CS Energy, leading integrated energy company, announced this Tuesday that, in partnership with Goldman Sachs Renewable Group and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), began construction of new utility-scale solar projects in New York state.
Firstly, the projects sum a total of 216 megawatts-dc of capacity; they are expected to begin commercial operations by the end of 2021; they will also be the first operational utility-scale solar projects in upstate New York.
Secondly, the portfolio consists of eight projects in different geographical locations; they all have a capacity of 27 MW-dc, and they are located in Easton, Stillwater, Mohawk, Pettersonville, Willet and Greene counties, in New York state.
Thirdly, the portfolio represents a significant step for CS Energy, as it attempts to be the preeminent solar company in New York State. To date, CS Energy has built over 150 MWdc of solar projects in New York; by the end of 2021 that number will be close to 500 MWdc.
Moreover, CS Energy recently opened a regional headquarters office in Albany to further support the company’s growth. In fact, it employs more than 45 full time project management and engineering staff jobs in New York; and supports a robust network of construction labor, local suppliers and subcontractors.
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In addition, the company partnered with Goldman Sachs Renewable Group to successfully build and operate the projects, thanks to the firm’s asset management services. Consequently, Michael Conti, GSRG said. “We are happy to support the state’s initiative and work with CS Energy; a company that also shares our focus on delivering exceptional quality to its customers; while helping to realize a low-carbon future for the people of New York.”
On the other hand, Eric Millard, Chief Commercial Officer of CS Energy, said. “As the leading solar company in the state, we are proud to be leading upstate New York’s first utility-scale solar projects in close collaboration with local communities.”
He also remarked. “Furthermore, we’re pleased to have partnered with the fantastic teams at Goldman Sachs Renewable Power, NYSERDA, and National Grid, all of whom have made significant contributions towards the success of these projects.”
Finally, Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO, NYSERDA said. “The commencement of construction of this utility-scale solar portfolio is a major milestone for NYSERDA’s Large-Scale Renewables Program; indeed, it represents the significant progress we are making together to get the state’s pipeline of projects built in 2021.”