Article 10 Project Documents


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

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…

Thursday, January 2, 2020

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

1:00 p.m.

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