In a June 18 press release, the NY Public Service Commission indicated that it had granted the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity required to construct and operate the 109-turbine joint project of Horizon Wind and AES-Acciona Energy (under the Marble River LLC name) in Clinton County. With more than 200 MW of nameplate generation capacity, the project is to be the state’s second largest. Maple Ridge in Lewis County is the state’s largest.
The PSC indicated that
In granting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN), the Commission included appropriate conditions to assure that the public interest considerations regarding reliability of the interconnected electric grid are addressed, and that the management of the facility in a safe and environmentally sound manner is appropriate using the wind turbines proposed by Marble River LLC.
Projects under 80 MW do not require a CPCN from the PSC. The decision itself was not available as of this posting. The PSC Marble River press release may be found here.
The PSC’s decision to grant the Marble River CPCN is described here.