Keane & Beane, P.C. continues in its representation to bring a 1,000 megawatt, natural gas fire powered plant to the Town of Dover, Dutchess County. The Facility will produce numerous local and statewide benefits and will restore an abandoned site to a productive use. When operational, the Facility will represent approximately 15% of the Town’s tax base while creating 750 construction jobs and approximately 28 permanent jobs during daily operation. The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has stated the project is “consistent with the current State Energy Plan, and advances recommendations of Governor Cuomo’s Energy Highway Blueprint to accelerate investments in electric generation to strengthen system reliability while creating jobs and stimulating economic development.”
Richard L. O’Rourke and Jennifer Gray were the attorneys who worked through successful completion of the review process pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and obtaining zoning and planning approvals. Local permitting efforts continue, and the PSC issued, effective April 20, 2016, the “Order Granting Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need.” Construction is expected to commence the first quarter of 2017.