The Public Service Commission (PSC) declined to engage in rulemaking related to large-scale solar projects.
PSC recently took up a petition from two groups of advocates asking the agency to promulgate rules for siting large-scale solar projects. The petitions included extensive lists of issues the potential PSC rules should govern, including: application requirements, property line setbacks, glare, noise, fencing, loss of property values, unintended economic consequences, health implications, etc. The petitions also asked PSC to recategorize solar projects for the purposes of environmental review by their megawatt scale.
In its open meeting on Jan. 31, PSC declined without discussion the petitions to engage in rulemaking related to these large-scale solar projects.
PSC Docket # 1-AC-254
Petition for Solar Siting Rulemaking January 10, 2019