Savion’s Yaphank Energy Storage project was selected as part of the Boralex award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to develop five solar farms totaling 540 megawatts (MW) of generation and 77 MW of storage. This comes as part of NYSERDA’s 2021 solicitation for utility-scale renewable energy certificates.

The five selected photovoltaic solar electricity generation projects will be located across upstate New York. This includes the Fort Covington Solar Farm, a 250 MW solar farm located in the Town of Fort Covington in Franklin County paired with the downstate 77 MW Yaphank Energy Storage project located in the Town of Brookhaven’s hamlet of Yaphank in Suffolk County. Boralex is partnering with Savion to develop the battery energy storage system, which has an anticipated 308 MWh energy storage capacity.

According to the Boralex announcement, each of these projects offer economic, social, and environmental benefits both locally and to the state at large. Development, construction, and operation of these facilities will create jobs, boost the local economy, and provide significant tax revenue to the towns, counties, and local school districts. 

This marks Savion’s first awarded energy storage project in New York. Savion has a 1 GW+ energy storage portfolio in New York, primarily in Long Island and New York City.

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