For Immediate Release: 09/15/21
John B. Howard, Chair
James Denn | James.Denn@dps.ny.gov | (518) 474-7080
21094 / 20-T-0617
September 15, 2021
Virtual Public Statement Hearing Set for Sunrise Wind Cable Project
ALBANY — The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) will hold a virtual public statement hearing on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, to receive public comments regarding a request by Sunrise Wind LLC (Sunrise) to construct, operate, and maintain the Sunrise Wind New York cable project.
The project would deliver electricity from the proposed Sunrise Wind farm, which is in federal waters approximately 30 miles off the coast of Long Island, to the existing electrical grid in New York State; it would thus involve offshore and onshore components. Power would be conveyed from the proposed wind farm to the grid through a series of distinct cable segments: up to 6.2 miles of direct current submarine export cable (320 kilovolt [kV]) from the New York State territorial waters boundary to the Smith Point County Park on Fire Island in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County; up to 17.5 miles of direct current onshore transmission cable (320 kV) from the landfall at Fire Island to a new converter station in Brookhaven; and up to one mile of alternating current onshore interconnection cable (138 kV) connecting to the existing Holbrook Substation in Brookhaven.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a virtual public statement hearing will be held before the assigned Administrative Law Judges, as follows:
Participants who would like to provide a statement on the record at the hearing must pre-register by 3:00 P.M. on Monday, September 20, 2021. Speakers will be called in the order in which they registered.
To register electronically: Participants who would like to provide a statement and will login to the hearing electronically should register to do so by visiting www.webex.com, where they should click “Join” at the top righthand corner of the screen, enter the event number listed above, and provide the requested information.
When logging in to the hearing on the designated date and time, participants will be asked to “select audio system.” It is recommended that participants select either “call me” or “call using computer.”
To register by phone: Any participant who is not able to login to the hearing electronically may participate by phone. Call-in participants who would like to provide a statement may register by calling 1-800-342-3330 by 3:00 P.M. on September 20, 2021, following prompts to the appropriate hearing, and providing their first and last name, address, and phone number. On the date and time of the hearing, all call-in users must dial 518-549-0500 and enter the access code listed above.
All participants will be muted upon entry into the hearing. A time limit of three (3) minutes will be set for each speaker. Lengthier comments will not be accepted at the hearing and instead should be submitted in writing. A transcript of the hearing will be included in the record of this case.
To listen to the hearing: Any person who would like to listen to the hearing without making a statement can access the hearing without pre-registering. Any person may listen to the hearing by calling (518) 549-0500 and entering the access code listed above.
Persons with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations should call the Department of Public Service’s Human Resources Management Office at (518) 474-2520 as soon as possible. TDD users may request a sign language interpreter by placing a call through the New York Relay Service at 711. Individuals with difficulty understanding or reading English are encouraged to call 1-800-342-3377 for free language assistance services.
Other Ways to Comment: There are several other ways to provide your comments for the record in this case. Comments should refer to Case 20-T-0617.
Internet or Mail: Go to www.dps.ny.gov, click on “Search” and enter “20-T-0617” in the “Search by Case Number” field, then click on “Post Comments” at the top right of the page, or send comments by email to the Secretary to the Commission at email@example.com.
Although electronic filing of comments is encouraged, comments may be mailed to the Hon. Michelle L. Phillips, Secretary, New York State Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12223-1350. All written comments may be accessed on the Department of Public Service website by searching the case number and clicking on the “Public Comments” tab.
Toll-Free Opinion Line: Individuals may choose to submit comments by calling the Commission’s Opinion Line at 1-800-335-2120, which is available 24-hours a day. These comments are not transcribed, but a summary is provided to the Commission.
All comments should refer to “Case 20-T-0617.” Although comments will be accepted throughout the pendency of this case, to ensure timely consideration by the parties, comments should be submitted by May 31, 2022.