Kentucky Public Service Commission


View Case Filings for: 2021-00141


Case Number:2021-00141
Service Type:Electric
Filing Date:2/4/2022
Category:Merchant Plant Applications
Utilities:

Bluebird Solar LLC


Electronic Case
Case Nature:

Bluebird Solar LLC









Case Filings
FilingDocuments
8/3/2022 3:41:46 PM

Final Order Entered: 1. Bluebird Solar’s application for a Construction Certificate to construct an approximately 100 MW merchant solar electric generating facility in Harrison County, Kentucky is conditionally granted subject to full compliance with the mitigation measures and conditions prescribed in Appendix A. 2. Bluebird Solar shall fully comply with the mitigation measures and conditions prescribed in Appendix A. 3. In the event mitigation measures within the body of this Order conflict with those prescribed in Appendix A, the measures in Appendix A shall control. 4. This case is closed and removed from the Siting Board’s docket.


7/8/2022 12:00:57 PM

20220708_Notice of Filing Hearing Documents.pdf


7/1/2022 9:15:26 AM

Order Entered: 1. Bluebird Solar’s petition for confidential treatment is granted. 2. The designated material granted confidential treatment by this Order shall not be placed in the public record or made available for public inspection for an indefinite period] or until further order of this Siting Board. 3. Use of the designated material granted confidential treatment by this Order in any Siting Board proceeding shall comply with 807 KAR 5:110, Section 5. 4. Bluebird Solar shall inform the Siting Board if the designated material granted confidential treatment by this Order becomes publicly available or no longer qualifies for confidential treatment. 5. If a nonparty to this proceeding requests to inspect the material granted confidential treatment by this Order and the period during which the material has been granted confidential treatment has not expired, Bluebird Solar shall have 30 days from receipt of written notice of the request to demonstrate that the material still falls within the exclusions from disclosure requirements established in KRS 61.878. If Bluebird Solar is unable to make such demonstration, the requested material shall be made available for inspection. Otherwise, the Siting Board shall deny the request for inspection.


6/16/2022 9:32:13 PM

Response to the Siting Boards Post-Hearing Request for Information and Petition for Confidential Treatment


M. Todd Osterloh Bluebird Solar LLC

Bluebird_Petition_for_Confidential_Treatment.pdf

Bluebird Petition for Confidential Treatment

Bluebird_Response_to_Post-Hearing_Request_for_Information.pdf

Bluebird Response to Post-Hearing Request for Information

6/7/2022 1:41:02 PM

Data Request


6/3/2022 12:10:35 PM

Order Entered: 1. Post-hearing data requests, if any, shall be filed on or before June 7, 2022. 2. Responses to post-hearing data requests shall be filed on or before June 16, 2022. 3. If desired, counsel for Bluebird Solar LLC (Bluebird Solar) may file a memorandum brief in support of Bluebird Solar’s post-hearing position no later than seven days after the conclusion of the hearing. 4. This case shall stand submitted for a decision by the Siting Board effective 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, June 17, 2022.


5/27/2022 4:54:20 PM

Response to Consultants Report


M Todd Osterloh Bluebird Solar LLC

5/27/2022 4:27:50 PM

Notice of Filing Publication in Cynthiana Democrat


M. Todd Osterloh Bluebird Solar, LLC

Read1st_Bluebird_Notice_of_Filing_Publication_in_Cynthiana_Democrat_(01672015).PDF

Read1st Notice of Filing Publication in Cynthiana Democrat

5/26/2022 1:54:39 PM

Notice of Witness Substitutions and Witness List


M. Todd Osterloh Bluebird Solar, LLC

Bluebird_Witness_List_for_6-2-2022_Hearing_(01671360).PDF

Bluebird Witness List for 6-2-2022 Hearing

Bluebird_Witness_Substitutions_for_Hearing_(01671359).PDF

Bluebird Witness Substitutions for Hearing

Read1st_Notice_of_Witness_Substitution_and_Witness_List_(01671356).PDF

Read1st Notice of Witness Substitution and Witness List

5/25/2022 2:52:15 PM

Order Entered: 1. Bluebird Solar’s motion to allow witnesses to participate virtually in the June 2, 2022 hearing is granted. 2. Siting Board Staff shall contact participants with instructions for participating remotely. 3. Before May 27, 2022, counsel for Bluebird Solar shall arrange a technology test with Siting Board Staff to ensure that all required technology is working properly.


5/23/2022 5:28:58 PM

Motion for Hybrid Participation and In-Person Participation


M. Todd Osterloh Bluebird Solar, LLC

Motion_for_Hybrid_Participation_(01669341).PDF

Motion for Hybrid Virtual and In-Person Participation

Read1st_Motion_for_Hybrid_Virtual_and_In-Person_Participation_5-23-22_(01669343).PDF

Read1st Motion for Hybrid Virtual and In-Person Participation

5/20/2022 3:56:28 PM

Case NO. 2021-00141 Bluebird Solar Wells Engineering Final Report Attachment E Correction


Wells Engineering PSC Ky State Board on Electrical Generation and Transmission Siting

Attachment_E_Correction.pdf

Attachment E Correction

5/20/2022 1:37:53 PM

Solar Generation Siting Final Report-Bluebird Solar


Wells Engineering PSC Ky State Board on Electrical Generation and Transmission Siting

WE22022137_Bluebird_Solar_WE_Final_Report.pdf

Case NO. 2021-00141 Bluebird Solar Wells Engineering Final Report

5/19/2022 3:29:49 PM

Notice of Filing of unredacted documents in response to the Staff’s First Request for Information


M. Todd Osterloh Bluebird Solar, LLC

Read1st_Notice_of_Filing_Unredacted_Responses_to_First_RFI_(01667986).PDF

Read1st Notice of Filing Unredacted Responses to First RFI

5/18/2022 4:09:33 PM

Notice of Filing of the Cumulative Environmental Assessment


M. Todd Osterloh Bluebird Solar, LLC

2022_02_15_Bluebird_Solar_Cumulative_Env_Assessment_(005)_(01667471).PDF

2022_02_15_Bluebird_Solar_Cumulative_Env_Assessment)

5/13/2022 11:46:58 AM

Order Entered: 1. Bluebird Solar’s motion for confidential treatment of material terms of leases provided in response to Staff’s First Request, Item 14, is granted in part and denied in part. 2. Bluebird Solar’s motion for confidential treatment for the material terms of leases and the Real Estate Swap Agreement is granted and shall not be placed in the public record or made available for public inspection for an indefinite period or until further order of the Siting Board. 3. Bluebird Solar’s motion for confidential treatment for all other portions of the Real Estate Swap Agreement is denied. 4. Use of the designated material granted confidential treatment by this Order in any Siting Board proceeding shall comply with 807 KAR 5:110, Section 5. 5. Bluebird Solar shall inform the Siting Board if the designated material granted confidential treatment becomes publicly available or no longer qualifies for confidential treatment. 6. If a nonparty to this proceeding requests to inspect the material granted confidential treatment by this Order and the period during which the material has been granted confidential treatment has not expired, Bluebird Solar shall have 30 days from receipt of written notice of the request to demonstrate that the material still falls within the exclusions from disclosure requirements established in KRS 61.878. If Bluebird Solar is unable to make such demonstration, the requested material shall be made available for inspection.


5/12/2022 10:34:04 AM

Notice of Filing - Certification of Responses


M Todd Osterloh Bluebird Solar LLC

5/6/2022 5:18:06 PM

Response to Second Request for Information


M Todd Osterloh Bluebird Solar LLC

4/20/2022 11:41:42 AM

Data Request


4/8/2022 10:51:51 PM

Responses to Data Requests


M Todd Osterloh Bluebird Solar LLC

3/24/2022 1:22:55 PM

Data Request


3/24/2022 12:11:37 PM

20220324_Letter Filing Documents into the Record.pdf


3/11/2022 10:16:05 AM

20220311_Letter Filing Document into the Record.pdf


2/21/2022 2:25:11 PM

Order Entered: 1. The statutory deadline for the processing of this matter is 180 days from the application filing date. 2. A hearing on this matter shall be held on June 2, 2022, at 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, in the Richard Raff Hearing Room at the offices of the Public Service Commission at 211 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky. 3. The procedural schedule set forth in the Appendix to this Order shall be followed for this proceeding. 4. Bluebird Solar shall give notice of any scheduled hearing in accordance with the provisions set forth in 807 KAR 5:110, Section 9. In addition, the notice of hearing shall include the following statement: “This hearing will be streamed live and may be viewed on the PSC website, psc.ky.gov”; and “Public comments may be made at the beginning of the hearing. Those wishing to make oral public comments may do so by following the instructions listing on the PSC website, psc.ky.gov.” 5. Bluebird Solar shall file notice of the scheduled hearing with the Siting Board in accordance with the provisions set forth in 807 KAR 5:110, Section 9. 6. At any public hearing in this matter, neither opening statements nor summarization of direct testimonies shall be permitted. 7. Pursuant to KRS 278.360 and 807 KAR 5:001, Section 9(9), a digital video recording shall be made of the hearing.


2/16/2022 2:47:32 PM

20220216_Letter Filing Document into the Record.pdf


2/9/2022 10:43:26 AM

20220209_Acknowledgement Letter of Application Fees.pdf


2/7/2022 11:09:58 AM

20220207_PSC Deficiency Cured Letter - Merchant Plant Application.pdf


2/4/2022 8:36:51 AM

Application


M Todd Osterloh Bluebird Solar LLC

2/3/2022 3:12:04 PM

20220203_PSC Deficiency Letter - Merchant Plant Application.pdf


2/3/2022 11:53:03 AM

Application


M Todd Osterloh Bluebird Solar LLC

10/7/2021 11:27:21 AM

Renewed Notice of Intent


James W. Gardner Bluebird Solar LLC

5/4/2021 1:17:40 PM

Notice of Filing Public Notice


M Todd Osterloh Bluebird Solar LLC

Bluebird_Solar_Notice_of_Filing_(01462188xA9D25).pdf

Notice of Filing Public Notice of Meeting

5/4/2021 1:03:42 PM

Notice of Filing Public Notice


M Todd Osterloh Bluebird Solar LLC

4/13/2021 2:07:34 PM

Order Entered: 1. Bluebird Solar’s motion to approve form of public meeting is granted. 2. Within three days of the publication of the public notice, Bluebird Solar shall submit a copy of the newspaper advertisement that will notify the public of the proposed public meeting format. 3. Within three days of the mailing of the notice to adjacent property owners, Bluebird Solar shall submit a copy of the notice of the public meeting format that is required to be provided to owners of property adjacent to the solar project.


4/8/2021 12:49:49 PM

Motion to Approve Form of Public Meeting


James W. Gardner Bluebird Solar LLC

01446419.PDF

Read 1st Letter - Bluebird Solar LLC

3/25/2021 8:46:36 AM

20210325_PSC No Deficiency Letter- Notice of Intent.pdf


3/24/2021 4:28:24 PM

Notice of Intent


James W. Gardner Bluebird Solar LLC

3/24/2021 8:57:33 AM

20210324_PSC Acknowledgment Letter.pdf


3/24/2021

Bluebird Solar LLC Notice of Intent to File an Application for a Certificate of Construction for an Approximately 90 Megawatt Merchant Electric Solar Generating Facility in Harrison County, Kentucky pursuant to KRS 278.700 and 807 KAR 5:110 Using Electroni


20210324_Bluebird Solar LLC Notice of Intent and Election.pdf

Bluebird Solar LLC Notice of Intent and Election