Renewable Energy Siting

The Zoghlin Group can assist stakeholders with state and local permit and approvals. Our energy practice fits well with our extensive experience in environmental, municipal, land use, and zoning law.


Representing Stakeholders in Small and Community Scale Renewable Energy Projects

For proposed projects smaller than 25 MW in size, The Zoghlin Group can provide valuable services to stakeholders such as:

  • Analyze zoning code and local law to determine local regulatory requirements;
  • Represent parties before town, zoning, and planning boards;
  • Apply for special use permits, rezoning, site plan review, and overlay districts;
  • Assist with SEQRA review and preparation of Environmental Impact Statements; and
  • Request local laws revisions.


Representing Municipalities with Renewable Energy Siting Issues

Whether a town strongly supports expanded renewable energy development, or has concerns about whether renewable energy facilities fit within its plan for development, The Zoghlin Group can help municipalities draft and revise laws, implement policies, or review specific applications. We provide the following services to towns:

  • Draft or amend local zoning laws, wind law, and solar law;
  • Help Town Attorneys process specific renewable energy proposals;
  • Help Towns comply with SEQRA requirements; and 
  • Represent towns in the 94-c siting process for large-scale renewable energy projects. 


Other Energy Law Services

We also represent municipalities in connection with NYISO Interconnection Process, and and Article VII review process for proposed transmission lines. We help our energy law clients with a wide variety of renewable energy matters. The Zoghlin Group now represents clients in the new 94-c siting process of renewable energy projects through the Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES).