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April 10 (Renewables Now) - New York regulators have given the thumbs up to a 124-MW wind project that Calpine Corporation has proposed to install in the state’s Broome County.
The approval was awarded by the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, which earlier this week rejected an appeal against the scheme. The project was challenged by local groups on concerns that it would have a negative effect on the rural environment and natural habitat. Initial consent was granted in December 2019.
The so-called Bluestone wind farm will consist of up to 27 turbines that will be installed on privately leased rural land in the towns of Windsor and Sanford. It is planned to interconnect into the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation’s (NYSEG’s) transmission network. The power plant’s turbines will be capable of producing enough electricity to meet the demand of around 100,000 residences, once commissioned.
According to the project’s website, the output of the wind farm and all renewable energy credits (RECs) will be sold under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).