Nexamp Community Solar is partnering with Rochester Regional Health to deliver clean energy through several of its community solar programs in New York. Through the programs, the health services organization is expected to save more than $200,000 per year across the next five years.
Just like most community solar programs, the venture between the two companies is intended to serve local communities and reduce power costs in underserved neighborhoods. The partnership between Rochester Regional Health and Nexamp will start as a benefit to the health organization, which will be able to filter renewable power throughout its facilities. Throughout 2025, the health services organization will share the benefits from the community solar installation with the local community.
According to the organization’s director of sustainability, Mike Waller, the community solar programs are an extension of its current on-site solar. Waller confirmed that the power generated by the installation would help power Rochester Regional, but he also confirmed that the facility will be used to provide clean energy to neighboring regions.
Nexamp’s community solar programs will be split among Rochester Regional and communities of Rochester. The organization will receive a sizable credit by taking part in the solar facility and will initially receive 9.7 megawatts of energy from five of Nexamp’s facilities throughout Rochester Gas & Electric, New York State Electric and Gas, and National Gride service territories. The remainder of the credit that Nexamp is offering as part of the community solar programs will be provided to homeowners or small businesses that subscribe.
The community solar programs providing energy to Rochester and other facilities, including St. Mary’s Campus, Unity Hospital, United Memorial Medical Center, and Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic will be coming from installations in Spencerport, Lockport, and Ghent.
The primary goal of the partnership is to continue to spread renewable energy throughout New York. Nexamp’s director of community solar, David Wells, emphasized that the company is dedicated to helping all to receive renewable, clean energy and reduce the cost of their monthly bills.