PRELIMINARY SCOPING STATEMENT –
COMMENTS DUE OCTOBER 30, 2020
Garnet Energy Center, LLC is seeking authority from the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (the Siting Board) to construct a 200-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic electric generating facility with a 20 MW/4-hour duration energy storage system (the Project) in the Town of Conquest, Cayuga County, New York, pursuant to Article 10 of the New York State Public Service Law (PSL). Garnet Energy Center, LLC hereby provides notice that it will file a Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS) with the Siting Board on or about September 17, 2020. The PSS summarizes the proposed scope of studies that Garnet Energy Center, LLC will undertake, the results of which will form the basis of its Article 10 Application to the Siting Board. Garnet Energy Center, LLC also seeks input from the public, interested agencies, and local municipalities on the scope and methodology of proposed studies to be conducted.
On or before October 30, 2020, any person, agency, or municipality may submit comments on the PSS by serving such comments on Garnet Energy Center, LLC, at the address provided below, and filing a copy with the Secretary to the Siting Board. Comments must reference Case 20-F-0043 and may be submitted to Hon. Michelle L. Phillips, Secretary to the Siting Board, New York State Public Service Commission, Agency Building 3, Albany, NY 12223-1350 or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any interested person may also file a request with the Secretary to receive copies of all notices concerning the Project, including notices regarding any proposed pre-application stipulations. Documents filed in this proceeding may also be viewed
at the DPS website located at www.dps.ny.gov by clicking “Search” on the homepage and then entering Case 20-F-0043 in “Search by Case Number.”
To find more information, please go to the Siting Board’s website (www.dps.ny.gov/SitingBoard) or the Project website (www.garnetenergycenter.com) or call the Project’s toll-free number: (800) 674-0851.
Hard copies of the PSS will also available for review at the following local document repositories:
• Town of Conquest Town Hall, 1289 Fuller Road, Port Byron, NY 13140
• Port Byron Library, 12 Sponable Drive, Port Byron, NY 13140