NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING:
Wednesday October 7, 2020; 7:00pm
Vineyard Wind’s Park City Wind Farm
Vineyard Wind LLC has filed three related petitions with the Energy Facilities Siting Board (“Siting Board”) and the Department of Public Utilities in connection with the Company’s proposal to construct and operate a new onshore and offshore electric transmission line, a new substation, and other electric equipment necessary to connect its planned offshore wind turbine array to the regional electric grid. The offshore portion of the transmission line would pass through state waters in the towns of Barnstable, Edgartown, Mashpee, and Nantucket, Massachusetts and make landfall in Barnstable. The onshore portion of the transmission line and the new substation would be located entirely in the Town of Barnstable. The Siting Board will be reviewing the onshore portion of the transmission line, and the offshore portion of the transmission line in state waters.
The legal notice describes the Company’s Primary Route for the transmission line, as well as alternative routes the Company has proposed, also available on the Company’s website at https://www.parkcitywind.com/permitting .
The Siting Board is a state agency that will determine whether the proposed transmission project can be constructed and whether the Company’s requested zoning exemptions will be approved. The Siting Board will conduct a public comment hearing using Zoom video conferencing at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Attendees can join by clicking (or entering) the following link: https://zoom.us/j/94389141158 from a computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Persons and groups affected by the Company’s petitions who wish to be involved in the Siting Board’s review process may request to participate as either intervenors or limited participants. Such requests must meet the criteria outlined in the attached Notice. The deadline to make such a request is 5:00 p.m. on October 28,2020.The process for making a request to participate is explained in the Notice. Questions concerning participation will also be answered at the public comment hearing. Copies of the Company’s petitions are available online at https://eeaonline.eea.state.ma.us/DPU/Fileroom/dockets/bynumber/EFSB20-01 and at Vineyard Wind’s website at: https://www.parkcitywind.com/permitting.
If you have any questions about the Siting Board’s review process, please email the Presiding Officer, Donna Sharkey, atDonna.firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (617) 305-3525. The Siting Board’s office address is: Energy Facilities Siting Board/DPU, One South Station, Boston, MA 02110.
Read NOTICE HERE.