The Project will help bolster the local economy by providing reliable revenues to Project landowners and the host communities, including the Town of Hartland, Niagara County and associated school districts. As currently proposed, the Project would contribute the following economic benefits to the region:
At each of our projects in New York State, we strive to do our absolute best to positively impact all aspects of society, from protecting and preserving lands and historic communities, to uplifting the residents of communities with educational opportunities, workforce development opportunities, and collaborative partnerships whenever possible.
For over 35 years, EDF Renewables has dedicated its efforts to creating a sustainable energy economy. We’ve done that by building and operating solar and wind energy generating projects across North America.
What helps to define us is our commitment to the communities in which we operate. At the core of every EDF Renewables project is sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Our CSR efforts do not happen in isolation. They are part of our corporate DNA. We believe that the world of energy is changing, and customers are becoming more involved in all aspects of the business. Transparency and stakeholder engagement are an integral part of the process.
As a responsible electricity company that champions low-carbon growth, we have adopted a number of CSR goals that reflect our commitment to working closely with our customers and the communities in which we operate.
Renewable energy facilities such as the proposed Ridge View Solar and Storage Project offer significant environmental, public health, and community benefits, and will aid the State in transitioning from carbon-emitting electric generation, which has negative impacts on wildlife, birds, and human health, toward a carbon-free energy future.
The project will safely generate enough clean, emission free electricity to power ~90,000 NY households. As a responsible company that champions low carbon growth, we also consider the environment where we work and live. For example, we added several biodiversity and environmental features with our Arnprior Solar Project such as monarch butterfly conservation project, a bee and honey project, and a natural weed abatement pilot project. Further, the proposed facility will be a beneficial addition to the State’s electric generation capacity by advancing the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and 2015 State Energy Plan (SEP) objectives. will contribute toward achieving the following clean energy and climate targets of the SEP and CLCPA goals: