NYSERDA - Article 10 - Siting
Major electric generating facilities larger than 25 MW are sited according to New York State’s Article 10 law. This comprehensive law provides guidance to the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Siting Board) about authorizing construction and operation of major electric generating facilities. The Article 10 law streamlines the application process for developers, while providing a rigorous process for local input and ensuring environmental and public health laws are followed. The public can participate in the Article 10 decision-making process by offering support, voicing concerns, or asking questions about public health, safety, the environment, and other factors. This process begins during the initial planning of the facility and continues throughout the siting review, construction, and operation.
New York State Solar Guidebook
The Solar Guidebook contains information, tools, and step-by-step instructions to support local governments managing solar energy development in their communities. The Guidebook’s chapters cover a variety of solar energy topics including, the permitting process, property taxes, model solar energy law and more.
Clean Energy Standard
New York’s Clean Energy Standard (CES) is the most comprehensive and ambitious clean energy goal in the State's history. The CES is designed to fight climate change, reduce harmful air pollution, and ensure a diverse and reliable low carbon energy supply. To help achieve these goals, Governor Cuomo has called for the expansion of the CES so that 70 percent of New York's electricity comes from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind by 2030 as part of his proposed clean energy and jobs agenda: the Green New Deal. By focusing on low carbon energy sources, the CES will bring investment, economic development, and jobs to New York State.