News

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

2019 Open Houses:

HIGH RIVER ENERGY CENTER OPEN HOUSE

The community was cordially invited to attend an informational open house on Thursday, September 12 at the for the High River Energy Center, a 90-megawatt solar project proposed in the town of Florida. Attendees had the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about our company and the project, have their questions answered by our subject-matter experts, and listen to a presentation from the project developer. 

The event was held at the Fonda Fair (Scott Hall Building) located at 21 South Bridge Street in Fonda, NY. There were two sessions – from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and then a second from 5 pm – 7 pm. Both sessions included an update on the project, covered the same information, and followed the same format. 

2018 Open Houses:

An Open House for the High River Energy Center was held at the Florida Town Hall on August 29, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The community was invited to attend an informational open house, meet our team, learn more about our company and the project, and have questions answered by our subject matter experts.

Regulatory Filings:
  • On September 16, 2019 High River Energy Center, pursuant to PSL § 164 and 16 NYCRR § 1000.7, provided notice that on or about September 30, 2019, it intends to file its Application with the Siting Board for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need authorizing construction and operation of the Project. The notice of this filing can be found here and on the Department of Public Service Website.
  • On August 28, 2019 High River Energy Center announced it filed 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 30-day public comment period on the Project’s proposed stipulations before interested parties may execute them. Any person may submit comments within that period on the Department of Public Service website, as provided below. The notice of this filing can be found here and the proposed stipulations can be found on the Department of Public Service Website.
  • A copy of the High River Energy Center Meeting Log submitted to the Department of Public Service on 1/22/19 can be found here.
  • Preliminary Scoping Statement Comments & Intervenor Funding Deadlines
    • High River Energy Center completed its filing of the Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS) on November 16, 2018. Any person, agency or municipality may submit comments on the High River PSS by filing them with the Siting Board and serving them on High River Energy Center. Comments must be filed within 21 days after the filing of the PSS. Therefore, all comments on the High River PSS must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018. 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-0597&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 no later than 4:30 p.m. on December 24, 2018. 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-0597&submit=Search
    • A procedural conference will be held to make contemporaneous rulings on requests for pre-application intervenor funds and to initiate the stipulations process on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 10:45 AM at the following location:

      Florida Town Hall
      167 Fort Hunter Road
       Florida, NY 12010

      http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/MatterManagement/CaseMaster.aspx?MatterCaseNo=17-F-0597&submit=Search

  • Response to Comments on the Preliminary Scoping Statement Pursuant to Article 10 of the New York State Public Service Law can be found here.
  • A copy of the High River Energy Center Meeting Log submitted to the Department of Public Service on 11/12/18 can be found here.
  • The High River Energy Center, LLC Notice Of Submission Of Preliminary Scoping Statement can be found here.
  • A copy of the High River Energy Center Public Involvement Program Plan can be found here.
  • A copy of the High River Energy Center Meeting Log submitted to the Department of Public Service on 9/6/18 can be found here.
  • A copy of the High River Energy Center Meeting Log submitted to the Department of Public Service on 6/25/18 can be found here.
Press Releases:

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

Media Clips

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

Presentations

The High River Energy Center presentation made to the Florida, NY Town Board on 09/24/18 can be found here.