News

Stay up to date on the most recent developments related to the Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center. This page contains news and information on the project, including project notices, public notices, information on outreach events and public meetings.

Notice Of Submission Of Proposed Stipulations

Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center, LLC (“Watkins Glen Solar”) proposes to construct the Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center (“Project”) under Article 10 of the Public Service Law (“PSL”). The notice, which can be found at the link below, announces that, for purposes of the 21 day comment period, effective February 24, 2020, Watkins Glen Solar is filing 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 21-day public comment period on the Project’s proposed stipulations before interested parties may execute them.

The Watkins Glen Notice of Proposed Stipulations can be found on the Department of Public Service Website and here.

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

On August 22, 2019, the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment issued notice of the procedural conference to consider pre-application intervenor funding requests and to initiate the Stipulations process for the Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center. Learn more…

Regulatory Filings

  • A copy of the Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center Public Involvement Plan can be found here.
  • Preliminary Scoping Statement Comments & Intervenor Funding Deadlines
    • Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center completed its filing of the Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS) on August 8, 2019. Any person, agency or municipality may submit comments on the Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center PSS by filing them with the Siting Board and serving them on Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center. Comments must be filed within 21 days after the filing of the PSS. Therefore, all comments on the Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center PSS must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 29, 2019. Use the following link to review the Notice of Filing of a PSS and Deadline for Submitting Comments issued by the Siting Board to find out more information on providing comments:
      http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/MatterManagement/CaseMaster.aspx?MatterCaseNo=17-F-0595&submit=Search
    • Pre-application intervenor funding is available for eligible municipalities and local parties to participate in the preliminary scoping phase of the proceeding. Municipal and local parties intending to request pre-application intervenor funding must file their requests by 4:30 p.m. on September 9, 2019. Use the following link to review the Notice of Availability of Pre-Application Intervenor Funds and Schedule to Request Funds issued by the Siting Board to find out more information on requesting intervenor funding:
      http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/MatterManagement/CaseMaster.aspx?MatterCaseNo=17-F-0595&submit=Search

Preliminary Scoping Statement

Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center, LLC filed a Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS) with the Siting Board on August 8, 2019. The PSS summarizes the proposed scope of the studies that Watkins Glen 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 Preliminary Scoping Statement can be found here.

Open Houses

PREVIOUS OPEN HOUSES

  • On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the community was cordially invited to attend an informational open house for the Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center, a 50-megawatt solar project proposed in the Town of Dix.

The Open House was held at Watkins Glen International. Attendees had the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about our company and the project, and have questions answered by our subject-matter experts. Light refreshments were served.

The boards on display at the meeting can be viewed here.

  • On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, the community was cordially invited to attend an informational open house for the Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center, a 50-megawatt solar project proposed in the Town of Dix. 

The Open House was held at Watkins Glen International. Attendees had the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about our company and the project, and have questions answered by our subject-matter experts. Light refreshments were served.

Presentations

A copy of boards presented at the Watkins Glen Solar Energy Open House held on July 23, 2019 can be found here.

Press Releases

Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center press releases will be added to this page when they are available, check back for updates.

Media Clips

Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center media clips will be added to this page when they are available, check back for updates.