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Electric Generation & Transmission Siting, KY State Bd on

Authority: KRS 278.702
Status: Active
Term: No set term for ad hoc members
Description: The Siting Board is an agency within the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet. It is charged with reviewing applications for merchant power plants, also known as independent power producers, which sell electricity on the wholesale, unregulated market. The Siting Board consists of the three members of the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC), the secretary of the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet or her designee, the secretary of the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet or his designee, and two local members appointed by the Governor for each case. The chairman of the PSC serves as chairman of the Siting Board. The PSC’s 110 employees provide staff and administrative support to the Siting Board.
Composition: Composed of 7 members: 3 members of the KY Public Service Commission; Secretary of NREPC, or designee; Secretary of the Economic Development Cabinet; if the facility subject to Board approval is proposed to be located in 1 county, 2 ad hoc public members to be appointed by the Governor from a county where a facility subject to board approval is proposed to be located: (a) 1 of the ad hoc public members shall be the Chairman of the Planning Commission w/ jurisdiction over an area in which a facility subject to board approval is proposed to be located. If the proposed location is not within a jurisdiction w/ a planning commission, then the Governor shall appoint either the County Judge/Executive of a county that contains the proposed location of the facility or the Mayor of a city, if the facility is proposed to be within a city; and (b) 1 of the ad hoc public members shall be appointed by the Governor and shall be a resident of the county in which the facility is proposed to be located. If the facility subject to board approval is proposed to be located in more than 1 county, 2 ad hoc public members to be chosen as follow: (a) 1 ad hoc public member shall be the County Judge/Executive of a county in which the facility is proposed to be located, to be chosen by majority vote of the County Judge/Executives of the counties in which the facility is proposed to be located; and (b) 1 ad hoc public member shall be a resident of a county in which the facility is proposed to be located, and shall be appointed by the Governor. If a member has not been chosen by majority vote by 30 days after the filing of the application, the Governor shall directly appoint the member. Ad hoc public members appointed to the board shall have no direct financial interest in the facility proposed to be constructed.
Compensation: Expenses
Meeting Schedule: Call of the Chair
Number of Members: 7
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
Address:
          211 Sower Boulevard
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Website: https://psc.ky.gov/Home/EGTSB
Phone: (502)564-3940
Fax: (502)564-7279

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