New York’s Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES) has approved Hecate Energy’s permit for the 500-megawatt (MW) Cider Solar Farm, the largest solar energy project in New York State history.
The permit is also the first issued by ORES for a project that’s application was initially filed with the new state office under the Section 94-c rules – all previous ORES-permitted projects were transferred from Article 10 proceedings.
Section 94-c of the Executive Law of New York State governs the process for siting and permitting applicable to the Cider Solar Farm. It provides for the review of new or modified major electric generating facilities by the Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES), housed within the Department of State. The final 94-c regulations were issued on March 3, 2021, and can be viewed here.
To access Project documents go to here.