Borrego, developer, EPC and O&M provider for major renewable energy projects in the United States, has been selected to bid for a 110 MW AC supply scale solar project under New York State Energy's large renewable energy tender develop research and development agency (NYSERDA). The Rutland Center Solar 1 project will be Borrego's largest development to date.
The award was one of 20 solar projects awarded as part of NYSERDA's efforts to develop more than 2 GW of new renewable capacity across New York. It will be on the National Grid territory in the north of the state in the cities of Rutland and Watertown in Jefferson Counties.
“This project award reflects Borrego's expansion into utility-scale development,” said Dan Berwick, general manager, development at Borrego. “We bring the technical know-how and rigorous processes we have developed in commercial and municipal solar markets to larger projects to accelerate the introduction of renewable energies.”
Borrego also announced the appointment of Daryl Hart as vice president of utility-scale project development. Hart joins Borrego from NextEra Energy Transmission where he was Director of Development. He has worked in both wind and solar development and is certified as a Project Management Expert (PMP). Prior to entering the renewable energy industry, Hart spent 10 years with the US Air Force and served on active duty at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC).
Borrego's 110 MW solar project will support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's goal of generating 70% of New York's electricity from renewable sources by 2030. This is in line with the Climate Leadership and Community Benefit Act. Borrego's project is expected to create jobs and benefit Jefferson County. The local jurisdiction will benefit from payment in lieu of tax and hosting benefits.