Public hearing scheduled for Mt. Olive Creek Solar Project

FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 4, 2021) – The Kentucky State Board on Electric Generation and Transmission Siting (Siting Board) will conduct a public hearing to provide information and receive public comments on a proposed 60-megawatt solar generation facility in Russell County.
Meeting details:
Monday, August 23, 5:00 p.m. Central Time (6:00 p.m. ET)
Suite 204, Russell County Courthouse
410 Monument Square
Jamestown. KY 42629
The public comment period will be preceded by a 30-minute presentation by PSC staff on the Electric Generation and Transmission Siting Board process and an overview of the application filed by Mt. Olive Creek Solar, LLC.
Mt. Olive Creek Solar is proposing to construct a 60-MW solar generation facility on a 476-acre site near the town of Russell Springs, Kentucky.
The Siting Board is attached to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) for administrative purposes and by law is charged with reviewing applications for independent power producers (IPPs). The Siting Board considers issues such as noise, visual impact, traffic, economic impacts and effects of the proposed facility on Kentucky’s electric grid.
It also addresses compliance with local planning and zoning requirements. It does not address environmental matters, which are under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection.
The Siting Board consists of the three members of the PSC, the secretary of the Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet or a designee, the secretary of the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet or a designee and two local members appointed by the governor to serve for a specific case. The chairman of the PSC serves as chairman of the Siting Board. The two local members for Mt. Olive Creek Solar are Jeff Hoover, of Jamestown, representing residents of Russell County, and Gary D. Robertson, Jamestown, Russell County Judge Executive, representing Russell County.
The application and related documents are available on the PC website:
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