“The town of Duanesburg will hold a public hearing today on whether it should implement a one-year moratorium on solar energy systems including battery energy storage systems.
The possible moratorium comes as the town continues to navigate the development process with Oak Hill Solar, which originally planned two five-megawatt solar arrays on a 40-acre site on Duanesburg Road.
Supervisor Roger Tidball said Oak Hill Solar will not be included in the moratorium, as it is a grandfathered project and is already in the midst of requesting variances for its solar project.
Rather, Tidball said the moratorium will extend to any new projects because the town doesn’t want to try and juggle other solar projects at the moment until it knows more about solar in general. He said Oak Hill Solar is essentially the town’s guinea pig.”
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Briere, Shenandoah. Schenectady Daily Gazette 22 September 2021.