Cayuga Solar in the News

  • Lansing Star online: "Cayuga Operating Compnay Plans 18MW LansingSolar Farm"
  • Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper: "CNY coal plant owner to build one of New York's largest solar farms"
  • Ithaca Voice online: "One of New York's Largest Solar Farms Coming to Lansing"
  • online: "Cayuga unveils plans for one of state's largest solar farms"
  • Country 103.7 WQNY radio: "Cayuga Solar Project Brings New Dimension to Power Plant Site"
  • PV Tech online: "New York coal plant owner plans for one of state’s largest solar farms"
  • Ithaca Times newspaper: "How significant is solar for the Cayuga power plant?"
  • CNY Business Journal newspaper: "Cayuga Operating Company plans to build large solar farm on its site in Lansing"
  • Tompkins Weekly newspaper: “Large-scale solar farm coming to Lansing coal plant site”
  • 95.9 FM WHCU News Talk Radio out of Ithaca: "Cayuga Solar project brings new dimension to power plant site"
  • Ithaca Journal newspaper: "Power plant's planned solar farm could power 3K homes"
  • Politico NY online: subscription required text below
  • Cayuga coal plant will add large-scale solar farm
    By Marie J. French
    05-31-2017 04:10 PM EDT
    The Cayuga coal plant in Lansing plans to build 18 megawatts of solarpanels on the grounds of one of the state's last remaining coal-fired generators.

    The 306 megawatt plant is currently operating with subsidies from ratepayers because it is needed for grid reliability. Those subsidies end June 30.

    The Public Service Commission in February rejected a proposal to have ratepayers pay to retrofit the plant to burn natural gas , instead selecting a transmission project. NYSEG expects to complete the transmission upgrade to eliminate the need for Cayuga's power by the end of June.

    The Cayuga Operating Company plans to pursue both renewable energy credits and a power purchase agreement for the solar power farm. The company is still considering re-powering the coal plant with natural gas and also wants to add energy storage on site.


  • ABC News Channel 9 WSYR: "Solar farm in Tompkins County to power 3,100 homes"
  • Spectrum News Southern Tier:
    Tweet: @SPECNewsSTier: "#LansingNY solar farm would become one of largest in New York state—
    434 acres could potentially power 3,100 homes ️⚡ with zero emissions"
  • NBC 3 WSTM CNY Central: "New York coal plant owner plans for one of state’s largest solar farms"
  • WENY News ABC/CBS out of Elmira