COVID-19 cancels Sharon solar meeting; comment online


Out of an abundance of caution due to public health concerns, the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment said Monday that it is postponing Thursday’s hearing on the proposed East Point Energy Center project in the Town of Sharon indefinitely.
However, the Siting Board will continue to be receiving public comments on the 50-megawatt solar project
There are several ways to provide comments; comments should refer to “Case 17-F-0599.”
• Via the Internet or mail: The public may enter comments directly into the case file from the Department of Public Service website,, by clicking on “Search” at the top of the page and then entering “17-F-0599” into the “Search by Case Number” field.
In the open case, access the screen to enter comments by clicking on the “Post Comments” box at the top right of the page.
• Comments may also be submitted electronically to the Honorable Michelle Phillips, Secretary, at, or by mail or delivery to Secretary Phillips at the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12223-1350.
All written comments will become part of the record considered by the Siting Board and can be read on the website by searching by the case number, as described above, and clicking on the “Public Comments” tab.
• Toll-Free opinion line: Individuals may choose to submit comments by calling the Department of Public Service’s Opinion Line at 1-800-335-2120.
This line is set up to receive in-state calls 24-hours a day.
These calls are not transcribed but a summary is provided to the presiding Examiners, who will report to the Siting Board.
Governor Cuomo is urging all New Yorkers to stay at home as much as possible and to keep a safe distance of six feet from others in public spaces to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
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