Article 10 Project Documents

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The permitting and approval of the Trelina Solar Energy Center will be conducted in accordance with Article 10 of the New York Public Service Law. This thorough process encourages local input and mandates rigorous study of the project. Through the Article 10 process, Trelina will seek input from community stakeholders and will work to minimize potential impacts to the maximum extent practicable..

Additional information on Article 10 of the Public Service Law can be found at the following links:

Public Involvement Plan

To start the Article 10 pre-application process, Trelina Solar Energy Center submitted a Public Involvement Program Plan (PIP) with the Department of Public Service on May 13, 2019.

The PIP Plan can be found on the Department of Public Service Website and here.

The Trelina Solar Energy Center PIP Plan includes the following elements:

  • consultation with the affected agencies and other stakeholders;
  • pre-application activities to encourage stakeholders to participate at the earliest opportunity;
  • activities designed to educate the public as to the specific proposal and the Article 10 review process, including the availability of funding for municipal and local parties;
  • the establishment of a website to disseminate information to the public;
  • notifications; and
  • activities designed to encourage participation by stakeholders in the certification and compliance process.

In support of the Trelina Solar Energy Center’s efforts to inform local stakeholders and provide information related to the PIP, this website includes:

Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS)

Trelina Solar Energy Center, LLC filed its Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS) with the Siting Board on October 10, 2019. The PSS summarizes the proposed scope of the studies that Trelina Solar Energy Center, LLC will undertake, the results of which will form the basis of its Article 10 Application to the Siting Board.

The ‘Notice of Submission of Preliminary Scoping Statement’ can be found here.

The Trelina Solar Energy Center PSS can be found here.

Regulatory Filings and Notices

Siting Board Approves 80-Megawatt Seneca County Solar Farm

On November 30, 2021, the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Siting Board) granted approval to Trelina Solar Energy Center, LLC to build and operate a 80 megawatt (MW) solar farm in the Town of Waterloo, Seneca County. Click here for a of copy of the Siting Board press release. Click here to review the order from the Siting Board.

Trelina Solar Energy Center Informational Mailer Public Question Responses

On May 21, 2020, after consultation with Department of Public Service Staff in light of restrictions on public gatherings due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Trelina Solar filed a supplement to its Public Involvement Program Plan (“PIP Plan”) informing interested parties and members of the public that it would be mailing updated project information materials to the Stakeholder List instead of holding in-person open houses as originally intended by Trelina Solar. The public was invited to submit comments on the updated project information.  Responses to questions received following the Trelina Solar Energy Center’s June 2, 2020 mailer can be found here.

Notice of Submission of Proposed Stipulations

On June 22, 2020 Trelina Solar Energy Center announced it filed proposed stipulations, pursuant to 16 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (“NYCRR”) § 1000.5(j), as to the scope and methodology of studies to be conducted in support of the Article 10 Application, which will be filed at a later date. There will be a 30-day public comment period on the Project’s proposed stipulations before interested parties may execute them. Any person may submit comments after that period on the Department of Public Service website. The notice of this filing can be found here and the proposed stipulations can be found on the Department of Public Service Website.

Notice of Commencement of Stipulations Process

On January 13, 2020, Trelina provided notice of commencement of the stipulation process. Each stipulation essentially sets forth a proposed agreement among the participating parties on a particular aspect of the Preliminary Scoping Statement, the studies or program of studies to be conducted, and the contents of each exhibit to be eventually included in the Application.

The Notice of Commencement of Stipulations Process can be found here.

Notice of Procedural Conference to Consider Pre-Application Intervenor Funding Requests and to Initiate the Stipulations Process

On December 18, 2019, the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment issued notice of the procedural conference. The principal purposes of the procedural conference were to identify the parties to the proceeding, discuss the intervenor funding request filed by the Town of Waterloo on November 15, 2019, commence the pre-application stipulations process, and consider any other matters appropriately raised. Learn more…

Date:
Thursday, January 2, 2020

Location:
Third Floor Hearing Room in Agency Building Three at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York.

Time:
1:00 p.m.

Trelina Informational Mailer

Trelina Solar Energy Center, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, is proposing to build a 80-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy generating facility located on private land in the Town of Waterloo in Seneca County, N.Y.

NextEra Energy Resources is a leader in solar energy. We’ve been in the solar business since 1989. Since then we’ve significantly expanded our solar development to more than 2,600 megawatts of clean, homegrown energy across the U.S.

We have a long history of forging strong partnerships with the communities where we build our projects. We meet with local officials, civic associations, environmental groups and other community organizations to ensure we build a project the community has helped shape and can be proud of.

We plan to hold public meetings where you can ask questions and hear the answers directly from our subject-matter experts. However, during this time while we’re taking precautions and practicing social distancing we still wanted to share some details of this exciting project with you.

Additional Information can be found here.

Document Repositories

While all information pertaining to the project will be updated via the project website, Trelina Solar Energy Center will maintain hard copies of the PIP, the Public Scoping Statement (PSS), and the Article 10 Application, as well as assorted project outreach materials, at the following locations for those stakeholders who may not have access to the website, or prefer to review hard copies:

  • Town of Waterloo Town Hall, 66 Virginia Street, Waterloo, NY 13165
  • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, 31 East Williams Street, Waterloo, NY 13165
  • Geneva Public Library, 244 Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456