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Hannacroix Solar Facility before New Baltimore zoning board

Jun 17, 2021 5:55 am

Melanie Lekocevic reports for Columbia-Greene Media that the proposal for the Hannacroix Solar Facility, a 4.99 megawatt solar facility on about 40 acres, is back in front of officials in New Baltimore. The COVID-19 pandemic kept the Teichos Energy project away from the planning board for more than a year. “We have been kind of on hold working on technical details,” said attorney Benjamin Botelho of The Murray Law Firm, representing Teichos Energy. “There have been mostly internal discussions between our engineering consultant and the town’s engineering consultant.” The Hannacroix Solar Facility was one of 20 renewable energy projects sharing $1.5 billion in funding from the state in 2019. “It will go into the Central Hudson system,” said Vincent Hansen, vice president of Origination for Teichos Energy, about the use of the power gathering in Hannacroix. “It’s an interconnection with the local grid.” Now the planning board moved the project to the zoning board of appeals for review of a variance to sort out the five parcels of land owned by three different owners. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.