March 27, 2013
New York

Clayton wind farm to go before state’s review

By Pamela McDowell, Staff Writer | Thousand Islands Sun via Pandora's Box of Rocks |

Clayton – Iberdrola Renewables’ Horse Creek Wind Farm project planned in the town of Clayton may well become a reality according to the corporation’s spokesman Paul Copelman, who stated in an email, “We haven’t filed an Article X application, but we hope to do so later this year.”

His statement was in response to questions regarding a letter from Iberdrola filed with the New York State Public Service Commission, dated December 14, 2012.

The letter states: “This letter is formal notice that Horse Creek Wind Farm LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iberdrola Renewables, elects that the proposed Horse Creek Wind Farm become subject to the provisions of PSL Article 10,… It is currently proposed to include 48 wind turbine generators with the nameplate capacity of 96 megawatts. We anticipate changes to the project will be made prior to submitting the Article 10 application.”
The letter states that an anticipated start date is spring 2015, with an end date of fall 2015.

The company had informed the Clayton Planning Board that it was withdrawing its application on Sept. 24, 2012.

Planning Board Chairman Roland Baril commented, “This is out of our hands now. I think we have solid local laws, and there’s no reason to assume the state would put them aside,” Supervisor Justin Taylor concurs.

The New York State Power Commission Board on Electric Generating and the Environment has been charged with reviewing and permitting renewable energy projects that produce more than 25 megawatts of power.

This will be the second twin project under review by the state within a few miles of each other. The Cape Vincent Wind Farm, proposed by British Petroleum, is currently under review.

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