N.Y. siting board to hold public hearing on 90.5-MW solar facility proposed by Mohawk Solar

Mohawk Solar on Jan. 6 told New York state regulators that it and several parties, including the state Department of Public Service, Department of Environmental Conservation, and Department of Agriculture and Markets, discussed at a procedural conference a period of time to negotiate and narrow issues in dispute in the proceeding

The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment on Jan. 9 said that it will hold a public statement hearing on Jan. 15 in the Town of Canajoharie in Montgomery County to receive comments on the Mohawk Solar LLC proposal to build and operate a 90.5-MW, photovoltaic (PV) solar electric generating facility in the towns of Canajoharie and Minden, also in Montgomery County.

The project would consist of up to 529 acres of solar PV generating panels connected by underground collection lines that would generate electricity supplied to the bulk electric transmission system owned by National Grid, the board said, adding that the project would interconnect with the existing St. Johnsville-Marshville 115-kV transmission line.

The board said that comments may also be sent online at www.dps.ny.gov (Case Number 17-F-0182); by email to secretary@dps.ny.gov; by mail to Secretary Phillips at the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, N.Y., 12223-1350; and by phone at 1-800-335-2120.

Mohawk Solar on Jan. 6 told the commission that it and several parties, including the state Department of Public Service, Department of Environmental Conservation, and Department of Agriculture and Markets (DAM), discussed at a procedural conference a period of time to negotiate and narrow issues in dispute in the proceeding. The issues to be discussed during settlement negotiations will include proposed certificate conditions and a proposed Site Engineering and Environmental Plan (SEEP) guide.

Settlement negotiations may take place between Jan. 10 and March 27, Mohawk Solar said.