Hearing set for Orange County energy storage facility

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ALBANY – The State Public Service Commission will hold a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, November 22 regarding KCE NY 2, LLC’s authority to construct, own, and operate an energy storage facility in the Town of Montgomery.

The company would like to construct the facility north of Route 17K between the intersections with Stone Castle Road and Browns Road.

The proposed project is comprised of 41 inverter and medium voltage transformer containers with a total capacity of 169 megawatts and up to 164 battery container installations with a total capacity of 300 megawatt hours.

The proposed project’s interconnection to New York’s electrical grid would predominantly use existing infrastructure and connect to the 115 kV Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation’s Coldenham substation via an overhead gen-tie line.

It is anticipated that construction would begin in February 2023 and continue for about 10 months.

KCE will obtain all necessary federal, state and town permits and maintains it will have no significant adverse environmental impacts, will have no major impact on any visual resources in the town, and will be compatible with the agricultural land use that surrounds the project site.

The virtual public hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at 6 p.m.

Electronic access: www.webex.com

Event number: 2337 958 7064s

Password: Nov22-6pm

Phone-only access: 518-549-0500

Access code: 2337 958 7064

Anyone wishing to make a statement on the record at the hearing must pre-register by 3 p.m., Monday, November 21 by calling 800-342-3330.