State approves Hecate Greene's Coxsackie project
Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the state Siting Board September 28, approved the application from Hecate [HEK-uh-tee] Energy Greene for a 365-acre solar energy project in Coxsackie. The project would generate up to 50 megawatts of energy, according to Administrative Law Judge James Costello of the New York state Department of Public Service. The facility will be constructed on land currently used for farming. Under public service law, the Siting Board reviewed the company’s application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need. Costello recommended approval of the application. One ad hoc member of the Siting Board, Daniel Kohler, voted against the application. Hecate Energy Greene is now the second company to be granted approval by the state for a large-scale solar project in Coxsackie in the past two months. The board also approved the application of Flint Mine Solar on August 5. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.