Fort Covington
Solar Project
Location:Fort Covington and Westville
Country:United States
Power:250 MW
State:New York
Status:In development

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Fort Covington Solar Farm is a 250 MWac project located in the Towns of Fort Covington and Westville, in the County of Franklin. The project is ground-mounted and being developed on separate parcels of land across an estimated 1,700 acres.

PERMITTING PROCESS

Currently in early-stage development, the facility is expected to be commissioned in 2025.

Boralex has begun to engage with the local community (e.g. landowners, town and county representatives, state officials, school districts and other groups of interest) and will pursue this consultation process throughout all phases of development and operations.

Environmental and permitting activities began in late 2021 and will be governed under the new 94-c permitting process through the Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES). Field studies may include bird surveys, noise studies, archeological studies, geotechnical borings and electrical resistivity testing, as well as other environmental and technical studies.

Permitting activities are expected to span throughout 2022 and 2023, with our 94-c application submission anticipated in early 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.

POTENTIAL PROJECT SITE

PROJECT BENEFITS

The project would offer economic, social, and environmental benefits locally and to the State of New York and:

  • Create more than 100 jobs during construction
  • Create long-term jobs to support operations
  • Boost local economy and add commerce for local businesses during the construction and the operation
  • Provide significant tax revenues to the towns, county, and to local school districts
  • Provide quiet, emission free, reliable power to NYS
  • Help NYS achieve its goal of 70% clean power generation by 2030

OPEN HOUSE

Boralex will conduct public open house events as development progresses. More details will follow.

CONTACT

For more information please contact:

Bryan Tripp, (905) 691-6141, bryan.tripp@boralex.com

Sara Prizzi, (518) 502-4282, sara.prizzi@boralex.com