Avangrid unit wins approval for 101-MW wind farm in New York
The 208-MW Wind Farm US East. Source: Iberdrola (www.iberdrola.com).
New York’s siting board has given its nod to the construction of a 101-MW wind farm by a unit of Avangrid Inc's (NYSE:AGR) subsidiary Avangrid Renewables LLC.
The approval was issued on Tuesday by the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, giving developer Atlantic Wind LLC permission to build and operate the wind farm in the state’s Lewis and Jefferson counties.
The Deer River proposal, as the project is named, envisages the installation of 25 turbines, 19 of which will have tip heights of up to 590 feet (180m), while the remaining six will be with a height of 492 feet. The machines will be erected on around 6,000 acres of privately-owned lands.
According to the siting board, the wind park will be “a beneficial addition” to New York’s electric generating capacity and will help improve the reliability of the state’s power grid.
About 115 jobs are planned to be created during the construction phase of the project.
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