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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

September 16, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Groups against wind turbines seeking outside support

Ginger Schroder, a Farmersville resident, has been traveling to other towns inside Cattaraugus County looking for support against wind company Invenergy’s planned wind farm. Schroder requested that the county and other towns inside of the county band together and push against Invenergy. Schroder believes that there are board members in other towns who will directly benefit from the project who have not recused themselves, thus biasing the process and leaving the county to fight it. Recently requesting to speak at . . . Complete story »

September 16, 2018 • Editorials, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Poor assessment: Wind companies don’t believe turbines count as real property

After a dozen years of holding a 15-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement with Lewis County, Maple Ridge Wind Farm, operating under the corporate name Flat Rock Co., is filing a tax certiorari lawsuit – an action that challenges assessed valuations – against Lewis County and the towns and school districts that host the facility. Avangrid Renewables and EDP Renewables jointly own Maple Ridge. Avangrid is a subsidiary of Iberdrola S.A., “an energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the . . . Complete story »

September 14, 2018 • Letters, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Wind company towers come down in Parishville, Hopkinton; community remains cautious until all leases canceled

On Friday, September 7, Iberdrola’s met towers began to come down. The first tower to be removed was the one located in Parishville at the intersection of the Newton Road and CR 56 (also known as the Allens Falls Road). The 5-person crew (from Iowa, by the way – not even a New York-based company) then went to the met tower located on State Route 72 in Hopkinton and did some preliminary work there before moving to the met tower on . . . Complete story »

September 12, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine noise breaks up the excitement

ARKWRIGHT– This week saw the powering up of the wind turbines in Arkwright, and the area received its first taste of what a wind farm is like when fully operational. Kellen Ingalls, project manager for EDP Renewables, gave his report to a crowded house at Monday night’s Arkwright town board meeting, stating the obvious, “the turbines are operational. All 36 of them are connected to the grid. We’re waiting to hear back any day now that they accepted power and . . . Complete story »

September 12, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

State’s offshore wind plan runs into opposition on Long Island

While Long Island ratepayers would pick up the tab for a wind farm being planned for the waters off Montauk, ratepayers across the state will pay more in the years to come as others are opened. The plan to turn ocean wind into energy calls for anchoring 15 wind turbines, each one a little taller than the Washington Monument, into the sea floor more than 30 miles off the coast of Montauk, Long Island. They’ll be far enough out in . . . Complete story »

September 12, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

NYSERDA accepting bids for energy credits from several local wind projects still under consideration

For the second year in a row, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is soliciting bids from wind and solar producers for renewable energy certificates, which prove that certain amounts of renewable energy have been generated. The map showing all the energy generating facilities just went live within the past few days, according to Sean Connin, associate director of clean energy program of the Adirondack North Country Association. It includes a number of facilities still going through . . . Complete story »

September 11, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Deepwater will file wind farm application with the state without waiting for East Hampton trustees’ approval

Deepwater Wind says it will file its massive application for the South Fork Wind Farm with the New York State Public Service Commission this month—without waiting for the East Hampton Town Trustees to vote on whether they will grant a lease to the company. A spokesperson for the wind farm company confirmed that the application, already months behind when the company originally hoped to file, is expected to be submitted to the state this week or next. The Trustees have . . . Complete story »

September 11, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Maple Ridge owners seeking assessment reductions on wind farm

LOWVILLE – The owners of Maple Ridge Wind Farm are seeking to have the assessments on the project’s Lewis County properties reduced by hundreds of millions of dollars. Flat Rock Windpower LLC and Flat Rock Windpower II LLC have filed tax certiorari actions in state Supreme Court challenging the assessments on its nearly 200 wind turbines and associated transmission lines spread across the towns of Martinsburg, Harrisburg, Lowville and Watson. According to court filings, the companies’ properties currently have an assessed . . . Complete story »

September 10, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

JCIDA: Galloo Island Wind project PILOT negotiations too preliminary to discuss dollar figures

WATERTOWN – The Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency, overseeing negotiations for a possible payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement for the developer of the Galloo Island Wind project, contends that it’s too soon in the process to evaluate any possible dollar figures. The IDA will submit a letter responding to a interrogatory letter from the developer, Apex Clean Energy, sent to the state Department of Public Service staff regarding a potential PILOT for its 108.9 megawatt wind farm. “It’s really pretty straightforward,” said agency Chairman . . . Complete story »

September 8, 2018 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Group rallies against Galloo Island Wind Project

Signs are starting to go up in the Henderson area. A group is trying to rally everyone who’s against the Galloo Island Wind Project together in one place. While in most views, Galloo Island is hidden, the windmills could make it very visible The company Apex Clean Energy plans to build 30 wind turbines on the island, each around 600 feet tall. “Taller than the statue of liberty, taller than the Washington monument,” said Dean Whitmer, president of the Henderson . . . Complete story »

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