“The New York State Public Service Commission has scheduled a virtual public statement hearing at 1 p.m. Aug. 17 to receive public comments concerning a petition filed on June 21, 2021, by Morris Ridge Solar Energy Center, LLC, seeking a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Commission.
Those wishing to speak during the hearing must register by 3 p.m. Aug. 16.
The CPCN, if issued, would authorize Morris Ridge to construct and operate a proposed major solar electric generating facility in the Town of Mount Morris.
The $100 million Morris Ridge project was first made public in June 2018.
The solar farm is being pitched by EDF Renewables, a company that develops, builds and manages renewable energy production facilities.
The Morris Ridge project calls for an array with a 175-megawatt production capacity and possibly a 20-megawatt battery storage component. The project could use up to 1,000 acres of land south of the village of Mount Morris. The project area would be bounded by Sonyea State Forrest in the east, Letchworth State Park in the west, the village of Mount Morris in the north and the Nunda-Mount Morris town line in the south. Solar panels would not be installed on all of land.
Toll-Free Opinion Line: You may call the Commission’s Opinion Line at 1-800-335-2120. This number is set up to take comments about pending cases from in-State callers, 24-hours a day. These comments are not transcribed verbatim, but a summary is provided to the Commission.
case number 21-E-0345”
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Livingston County News 16 August 2021.