The proposal to construct one of many largest photo voltaic farms in New York within the city of Conquest has moved into a brand new assessment section, because the undertaking developer has filed its official utility with the state Division of Public Service.
Florida-based NextEra Vitality Sources, a sister firm of Florida Energy & Mild Co., filed the applying for a 200-megawatt photo voltaic facility on June 28 with the state Board on Electrical Era Siting and the Atmosphere, the entity throughout the public service division that can make the ultimate resolution on whether or not to permit the undertaking to maneuver ahead. Due to the undertaking’s measurement, state regulation strips native officers of the authority to approve or reject it.
The applying is the following main step in a assessment course of that started in January 2020, when NextEra first filed paperwork stating its intention to pursue the undertaking.
The applying contains some adjustments from the unique undertaking description. The general undertaking footprint, which incorporates land for the photo voltaic panels and related tools together with buffer areas, has grown from an estimated 1,900 acres to 2,289 acres. The corporate plans to lease property from current landowners to construct the photo voltaic farm. The undertaking would additionally set up a 20-megawatt storage facility that may feed an current New York Energy Authority transmission line.
NextEra is scheduled to supply an replace and reply questions on its undertaking this week on the common assembly of the Conquest City Council. That assembly takes place at 7 p.m. Monday, at Conquest City Corridor, 1289 Fuller Highway.