Legislative Memo

Darren Suarez
Manager of Government Affairs
T 518.465.7511


S.8394 (Parker) / A.11582 (Cahill)



Siting of Electric Power Generating Facilities



June 30, 2010


The Business Council opposes this legislation that would create a new state-level process for review and approval of proposed electric generation facilities – in effect, replacing the Article X process that expired in 2002.

In doing so, the bill fails to appropriately address key components necessary for an efficient, effective siting law. 

Specific reasons for our concern and opposition include the following:

Overall, this bill fails to provide the competitive, efficient review process needed to assure that New York can develop necessary new generating capacity in a timely fashion, and continue to attract private sector investments in the state’s energy sector.

For these reasons, The Business Council opposes adoption of S.8394/A.11582.