ConnectGen is proposing a 270 megawatt solar project in South Ripley, New York over an area of approximately 2000 acres. The western edge of the project abuts North East Township just about centered where Kerr road crosses the state line.
The proposed facility will be an array of photovoltaic panels along with 20 MW (80MWh) of battery energy storage capacity.
The Facility will interconnect to the New York power grid via a new point of interconnection (POI) connecting to the existing National Grid 230 kilovolt (“kV”) Ripley to Dunkirk transmission line and existing 230kV Ripley Substation in the Town of Ripley in Chautauqua County
The developer is holding an open house from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Meeder’s Restaurant, 19 E Main Street, Ripley, NY. Representatives of the company will be in attendance.
Tim Holland says
Solar energy is probably our future. I would be interested in the objections, if any, and the developers responses to these issues. At first blush, this would seem a positive development. Large solar farms are visible along I-90 in Massachusetts as well as many homes. We should be open to new and positive sources of energy as well as a chance to increase tax revenue.