NextEra affiliate wins siting permit for 101.8-MW wind park in NY

The Day County Wind Energy Center. Source: NextEra Energy Resources (www.nexteraenergyresources.com).

August 26 (Renewables Now) - New York regulators have granted approval to the construction of a 101.8-MW wind park proposed by an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources LLC.

The consent by the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment was awarded last week and concerns the Eight Point Wind Energy Centre in Steuben County. In its decision, the agency has designated the scheme as an “appropriately sited wind farm” that will be a “beneficial addition to the electric generation capacity of the State.”

The company behind the project is Eight Point Wind LLC. Its proposal envisages the installation of 31 wind turbines on leased or purchased land in the towns of Greenwood and West Union, a collection substation, mostly underground power lines, up to two permanent meteorological towers and an operations and maintenance building and related facilities. 

Separately, Eight Point Wind intends to build a 16.5-mile (26.6-km) 115-kV overhead transmission line that will link the wind farm to an existing substation of New York State Electric and Gas Corporation in Steuben County. That transmission facility plan, however, is not part of the project application and will be subject to further review.

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