RIVERSIDE SOLAR Jefferson County, New York
NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION
Riverside Solar, LLC is proposing to construct a major electric generating facility under Section 94-c of the Executive Law. This notice announces that on or about October 5, 2021, Riverside Solar will file an Application pursuant to 19 NYCRR 5900 seeking a permit from the Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES) authorizing the construction and operation of the Facility. A 3-day Notice of Filing of Application was previously published on or about July 21, 2021, but the application filing was delayed. A 60-day Notice of Intent to File an Application was previously published in accordance with 19 NYCRR 5900-1.3(d) on or about March 26, 2021.
The Riverside Solar Project is a 100 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic electric generating facility proposed to be located in the towns of Lyme and Brownville in Jefferson County, New York (the “Facility”). The Facility will span approximately 1,000 acres and plans to connect on National Grid’s Lyme Tap off of the Thousand Island – Coffeen 1 15kv line. The Facility is anticipated to positively impact both the environment and the local economy by reducing carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 133,000 metric tons each year — the equivalent of taking approximately 28,000 cars off the road — and producing significant tax revenue and other economic benefits for the area. The Facility will include solar panels, access roads, substation, inverters, transformers, electrical collection lines, gen-tie line, and temporary construction staging and storage areas.
For more information about the Facility please visit the Facility website at https://www.aes.com/riversidesolar-project or contact Riverside Solar at:
Senior Manager, Development
AES Clean Energy
Upon filing the Application, Riverside Solar will provide funding in the amount of $ 100,000 to be deposited into a local agency account to be made available to local agencies and potential community intervenors for the purpose of contributing to a complete record leading to an informed permit decision as to the appropriateness of the site and the Facility, and for local agencies, shall include the use of funds to determine whether a proposed Facility is designed to be sited, constructed and operated in compliance with applicable local laws and regulations.
Any local agency or potential community intervenor shall submit a request for initial funding within thirty (30) days of the date of application filing forms are available at the ORES website (www.orgsay=gmv/resources) and such requests can be submitted to:
email@example.com OR by mail to: Attention: Request for Local Agency Account Funding
Office of Renewable Energy Siting
Empire State Plaza
240 State Street
P-1 south, J Dock
Albany, NY 12242