in News Departments > Policy Watch
print the content item

The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment has approved the final regulation for Article X, the new power plant siting law that establishes a centralized certification process for electric generating facilities.

The new Article X shares many features with the old statute: It creates a siting board composed of state agency commissioners and public members; provides intervenor funding for municipalities and local parties; consolidates and coordinates state environmental review and permitting requirements; and provides authority for the siting board to override overly burdensome local laws.

The legislation's reach is broad. With limited exceptions, all proposed generation projects exceeding 25 MW, regardless of fuel source, will be included in the new process. Existing facilities that seek modification can do so as long as it would not result in an increase in capacity of more than 25 MW. In addition, facilities constructed on lands devoted to industrial uses are limited to a generating capacity of 200 MW or less.

To read more about what Article X means for wind developers, click here.

The regulations will take effect once they are published in the State Register.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
UnitedEquip_id1995
Future Energy_id2008