OAK HILL SOLAR PUBLIC WORKSHOP SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Current owner, Amp Solar Group, requests an Amendment to Oak Hill Solar 1 and 2 Special Use Permit to include four 53′ containers of lithium-ion batteries and additional roads.
 
The approved September 2019 approved Site Plan, Resolution and SEQR Negative Declaration for Oak Hill Solar 1 and 2 projects did not include battery energy storage.
The original documents presented to the town and residents at the July and August 2019 Public Hearings were for two 5 MW AC solar arrays. At that time the developer omitted the nearest residence, did not supply a glare study and did not file a Notice of Intent with the DEC.
Additional Change Orders not listed on the 2021 Amendment include almost doubling the height of the solar panels from 8.5′ to 14.5 feet and increasing site disturbance from 0.88 acres to 69 acres.
 
The July 2021 request for an Amendment to include Battery Energy Storage may be unsafe for our first responders, may contaminate the underlying principal aquifer, and it may create additional hazardous waste disposal issues for the town.
 
The addition of batteries does not benefit our town and may increase tax payer liability.
Please submit your comments to the town supervisor and planning board today: jhowe@duanesburg.net
 
 
 
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Thank you first responders to explosion and fire at proposed site of Eden Renewables Oak Hill Solar, 13590 Duanesburg Road, Sunday March 8 at 6:30 am.