Developer premature because new state siting process not in place for large energy projects
Barre residents, do not be fooled. The Apex informational online presentation was a mere draft of what might come!
Cuomo shut the state down and that includes the courts, which has resulted in the halt of this 94-C formation. Governor Cuomo has New York State in the red financially and it will take money to establish new departments.
Per Citizens for a Better Barre’s attorney: You should know that the Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES) does not really exist, as it is comprised in its entirety of one man: Houtan Moaveni. He holds the title “Executive Deputy Director” of ORES, but Moaveni works for the Public Service Commission on Article 10 matters. ORES is supposed to be located at the Department of State, but Moaveni has still no office there.
Moaveni has issued a solicitation for technical staff, as it appears he has none of his own. He’s using DPS.
Heritage Wind will need to explain what happens if ORES does not get off the ground for a year or so.