Siting Board

Board of Electric Generation Siting and the Environment

In April 2020, the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act was passed as part of the State’s 2020-21 budget. As part of this Act, a new section 94-C to the Executive Law was created, which established a streamlined review process for siting and permitting of renewable energy projects with a nameplate generating capacity of 25 megawatts (MW) or more. The Act creates a newly-established Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES), within the New York State Department of State, and replaces the siting and certification procedures set forth in Article 10 of the Public Service Law for renewable energy projects.

Article 10 remains in effect for those projects that have

  1. received a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need;
  2. received an Article 10 application completeness determination and do not elect to transfer the application to the new 94-C process; or
  3. electric generating projects from non-renewable energy sources with a generating capacity of 25 MW or more.
Projects and Rulings
Projects Under Review

Projects under review by the Siting Board at various stages of the siting of electric generating facilities and re-powering projects process.

Requests for Declaratory Rulings

Requests for declaratory rulings from the Siting Board by petitioners regarding projects under Board review.

Article 10
Article 10 provides for the siting review of new and repowered or modified major electric generating facilities in New York State by the Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Siting Board) in a unified proceeding instead of requiring a developer or owner of such a facility to apply for numerous state and local permits.
Board Members
The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, "Siting Board", shall be in the Department of Public Service and consist of seven persons.
Siting Board Public Information Coordinator

The Public Information Coordinator is an office created within the Department which shall assist and advise interested parties and members of the public in participating in the siting and certification of major electric generating facilities. The duties of the public information coordinator shall include, but are not be limited to:

  • implementing measures that assure full and adequate public participation in matters before the board;
  • responding to inquiries from the public for information on how to participate in matters before the board;
  • assisting the public in requesting records relating to matters before the board;
  • ensuring all interested persons are provided with a reasonable opportunity to participate at public meetings relating to matters before the board;
  • ensuring that all necessary or required documents are available for public access on the department's website; and
  • any other duties as may be prescribed by the Board, after consultation with the Department.


Contact the Public Information Coordinator

  • James Denn
    NYS Department of Public Service
    3 Empire State Plaza
    Albany, NY 12223
    Email: [email protected]