Flint Mine Solar Project

The Flint Mine Solar project is a 100MW-AC solar photovoltaic (PV) facility being developed at the southern end of the Town of Coxsackie and the northern section of the Town of Athens, New York

Facility Description
The Flint Mine Project will provide approximately 175,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of renewable energy produced from the sun, an amount roughly equivalent to the average annual electricity needs of the 21,000 homes in Greene County. The facility will include PV modules, inverters to convert direct current electricity generated by the PV panels to alternating current electricity that can be delivered to the New York State electric grid, as well as electrical collection lines, access roads, temporary construction staging and storage areas, and possibly electrical battery storage devices. The facility will connect to the electric grid via a switchyard to be constructed by Flint Mine Solar in the Town of Coxsackie in accordance with National Grid’s specifications and other regulations and standards.

Submission of Article 10 Application
On May 27, 2020 Flint Mine Solar LLC filed an application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need(CECPN) under Article 10 of the New York Public Service Law. This application can be found here or here.

Proposed Facility Location Map
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Article 10 Approval
The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment approved the Project and issued the on August 4, 2021. The Article 10 certificate can be found here.

It’s not uncommon for energy facility projects to refine and finalize project elements before breaking ground. In this instance, DESRI has worked to refine Flint Mine Solar’s engineering and design as we move toward the start of construction. That’s why DESRI is now proposing several refinements, through an amendment to the project’s approved Article 10 application, to improve and modernize the project’s original design plan in a number of ways.

It’s important to note that the proposed refinements in the Article 10 amendment do not materially change the project footprint in any way. Thanks to technology improvements, we can refine the design in a several ways that maintain – and in some cases, reduce – potential impacts to the community, wildlife and cultural resources, as compared with earlier designs. For example, the changes would reduce land usage. The changes to the project will not cause increased issues with stormwater runoff in the neighborhood.

The Flint Mine Solar Project was developed by affiliates of Hudson Energy Development and Amber Infrastructure from 2016 until June 30, 2022 when it was sold to D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI). DESRI is now the long term owner of the project and responsible for bringing the project through construction. DESRI and its affiliates develop, acquire, own, and operate long-term contracted renewable energy assets in the U.S. DESRI's portfolio of contracted, operating and in-construction renewable energy projects currently includes more than 65 solar and wind projects representing more than 6 GW of aggregate capacity.

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