Deadlines for Proposed Waterford Solar Array Canceled


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The Siting Council has canceled the March 31 public hearing for a solar project on Oil Mill Road in Waterford due to statewide measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. 

In a March 12 memo to parties and intervenors, Melanie Bachman, executive director of the council, said a new public hearing date for petition 1347A has not been chosen but the schedule will be posted on the project webpage.

The March 24 deadline to file questions and testimony is no longer valid and will be revised when a new date has been determined for the public hearing. All other deadlines listed on the council’s web page for the petition are no longer valid and will be rescheduled, according to Bachman’s memo. 

The application is for a 15.3-megawatt, 75-acre solar array of 45,976 panels by GRE Gacrux LLC, an affiliate of Middletown-based Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC. In 2018, the council rejected the company’s 2018 application for a 16-megawatt, 98-acre array comprising 55,692 panels.