Project Benefits

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The 80-megawatt Trelina Solar Project will provide benefits to the local community, create new jobs and support family farms.

About the Trelina Solar Energy Center
Located on private land in the Town of Waterloo in Seneca County, N.Y., the Trelina Solar Project is a proposed 80-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy generating facility.

  • The Town of Waterloo possesses the critical elements required for a strong solar project, including a strong solar resource; existing road infrastructure, access to transmission infrastructure, and available land in an area well-suited environmentally to host such a project.
  • Proposed by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, the world’s largest generator of energy from the wind and sun, the Trelina Solar Energy Center is expected to begin commercial operation in 2022.

Benefits for the Local Community
The Trelina Solar Project has the potential to create new jobs, provide long-term revenue, and economic development to Seneca County and the Town of Waterloo.

  • Trelina is expected to provide millions in revenue to the county, town and school district to invest in infrastructure, additional services, and resources for residents.
  • The project will create one to two full-time positions and 100 to 150 jobs during construction. There will be opportunities for local businesses to supply materials to support construction of the project, and service-industry businesses such as hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues will benefit from an increase in worker activity throughout 9 to 12 months of construction.
  • The Trelina Solar Project’s goal is to hire as many workers as possible from the local area. The project will invest up to $10 million in construction labor, creating employment opportunities for those in the construction trades, including equipment operators, truck drivers, laborers, and electricians.

Support for Farmers
The Trelina Solar Project will support local family farms while placing Seneca County at the forefront of an emerging renewable energy economy.

  • By providing land agreements to partner in this renewable energy project, farmers are able to diversify the income they derive from their land and support the continued operation of their businesses.