The Easton Solar Project is a 20 MWac photovoltaic solar energy generation facility to be located in the Town of Easton, Washington County, New York. The project was originated in 2019 by Boralex.
The project will include solar arrays and other project infrastructure such as inverters and site roads, connecting directly to National Grid’s nearby Mohican substation.
Development and Permitting Process
Currently in early-stage development, the facility is expected to be commissioned in Q3 2024.
Boralex has started public consultation activities including outreach to the Town Council of Easton, Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), other local stakeholders, and nonparticipating landowners located near the project site.
Environmental and permitting activities began in Q4 2021, governed under the SEQRA permitting process. Permitting activities are expected to span throughout 2022, with construction anticipated to begin Q3 2023. All project infrastructure will be situated in such a manner as to respect municipal, state, and federal regulations as well as taking into consideration feedback from residents and other stakeholders.
Proposed Site Plan
The project will offer significant economic, social, and environmental benefits to New York State, Washington County, the Town of Easton and the local school districts, including:
- Create approximately 50 jobs during construction;
- Create long-term jobs to support operations and maintenance;
- Boost local economy and add commerce for local businesses during construction and operations;
- Provide tax revenues to the Town of Easton, Washington County, the Greenwich Central School District and to the Schuylerville Central School District;
- Provide quiet, emission free and reliable power generation for the equivalent of approximately 5,700 NYS households per year;
- Help NYS achieve its goal of 70% clean power generation by 2030 and 100% by 2040.
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