Welcome to the Solar in Mason County page! Below you will find links and information relevant to the regulation and development of Solar Energy Systems in Mason County. This page will be updated on an as-needed basis.
Solar Energy Systems Ordinance Final Draft
To access the final draft of the proposed Mason County Solar Energy Systems Ordinance, click here.
The Mason County Joint Planning Commission recommended the final draft for adoption by the Mason County Fiscal Court and the City of Maysville Board of Commissioners at a special meeting held on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022. Both legislative bodies will address the recommendation in the coming months.
Solar Energy Systems Ordinance Draft(s)
- To access the first draft of the proposed Mason County Solar Energy Systems ordinance, click here.
- To access the second draft of the proposed Mason County Solar Energy Systems ordinance, click here.
- To access the third draft of the proposed Mason County Solar Energy Systems ordinance, click here.
- To access the fourth draft of the proposed Mason County Solar Energy Systems ordinance, click here.
- To access the fifth draft of the proposed Mason County Solar Energy Systems ordinance, click here.
- To access the sixth draft of the proposed Mason County Solar Energy Systems ordinance, click here.
Proposed Solar Energy Systems Ordinance Text Amendment Public Hearing
A public hearing for the proposed SES ordinance text amendment was held on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and continued on Thursday, November 18th, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Maysville Community & Technical College Fields Auditorium, 1755 U.S. 68 in Maysville, Kentucky.
The following list of proposed rules were recommended to and adopted by the JPC before the public hearing began:
- Consistent with MCTC’s pandemic policies, attendees will be ushered into the Fields Auditorium in groups. Once attendees are finished speaking or presenting, they will exit. Once all attendees in a group have spoken, a new group of attendees will be admitted into the auditorium for the chance to speak. MCTC’s pandemic policies require the wearing of masks and social distancing.
- The public hearing will be livestreamed on the City of Maysville Facebook page and attendees not in the auditorium will be able to view the proceedings on the premises.
- Solar developers will make presentations first – 10 minutes each.
- Citizen groups will go next – 20 minutes each – Solar for Mason County will go first, Citizens Voice of Mason County will follow.
- Individuals will be given three minutes each; there will be no distinguishing between citizens and experts, and there will be no opportunity to speak a second time.
- Any groups must designate one speaker.
- Written comments that are signed under oath and notarized may be submitted in lieu of testimony or to support testimony. Such comments may not be longer than 10 pages, double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font, with 1-inch margins. Written comments may be submitted to the attention of Nathan Truesdell at the Mason County Fiscal Court, 221 Stanley Reed Court, Maysville, KY 41056 by hand delivery or emailed as an attachment to email@example.com, until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday November 16, mailed to such address if postmarked no later than November 16, or presented at the commencement of the hearing on November 16, at 5:30 p.m. Noncompliant comments will not be considered as evidence in the record of the public hearing.
Citizen Advocacy Groups
- To access the Citizen’s Voice of Mason County, Inc.’s website, click here.
- To access Solar for Mason County’s website, click here.
Solar Energy Systems Developer Information
Currently, there are three entities interested in developing Solar Energy Systems in Mason County: Acciona, Innergex, and National Grid Renewables. Below are relevant links for each developer.
To access Acciona’s siting case #2021-00170 at the Kentucky Public Service Commission’s website, click here.
To access Innergex’s Mason County solar development project webpage, click here.
- National Grid Renewables
To access National Grid’s Mason County solar development project webpage, click here.