New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state’s latest land-based renewable energy solicitation, continuing progress toward the state’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goal to obtain 70 percent of New York’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Eligibility applications are due July 15, 2024, with final proposals due August 8, 2024.

The competitive solicitation, administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), is the latest in a planned series of procurements of land-based large scale renewable projects. The projects are expected to spur billions of dollars in clean energy investments and create thousands of jobs.

Harris Beach Renewable Energy Experience

The Harris Beach Energy Industry Team has participated in nearly a dozen large-scale projects and more than 30 other renewable energy projects throughout the state. Among those are several awarded through the state’s solicitation process, including Excelsior Energy Center in Genesee County and Trelina Solar Energy Center in Seneca County.

Firm experience with renewable energy technologies includes solar, wind, hydroelectric, battery storage, fuel cells and bio-mass resources. With deep insight into key regulatory, energy and environmental issues, we help developers take advantage of the state’s pro-renewables environment and navigate complex legal and regulatory challenges.

We have represented a number of developers in project development, including assistance with real estate acquisition/rights, commercial contract negotiations (e.g., Engineering Procurement and Construction agreements), interconnection, PILOT and host community agreements, negotiation of Renewable Energy Credit agreements, project financing, project labor agreements, etc.

For more information about how Harris Beach can help your renewable energy project, please contact Michelle K. Piasecki at (518) 701-2741 or