New York wind energy news

Ecogen – Town of Prattsburgh dispute on hold

Trial court issues restraining order in case concerning 16-turbine project. (Steuben Courier, 12/9) Ecogen previously sued Town of Italy after the Town enacted a moratorium. Municipal developments in each town affect the same wind power project.

Long Island – New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative to Pursue Ocean Floor/Wildlife Surveys, Expects to Issue RFP Spring 2010

The Long Island-NYC Offshore Wind Collaborative, with designs on a 700 MW offshore project, announced that it will begin “pre-development activities,” such as desktop studies of the ocean’s wind, wave and wildlife environment, as part of an effort to develop what may be the country’s largest offshore wind farm proposal. Per the press release:

Approximately 30 wind developers and firms responded to the Collaborative’s ( Request for Information (RFI) issued on July 1, signaling substantial interest in developing a wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean, 13 nautical miles off the south shore of the Rockaway Peninsula.

The Collaborative expects to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) in the Spring of 2010. The RFP will seek proposals from private development firms to build the project and enter into agreements to sell the clean energy it produces. The wind project would likely be designed for 350 megawatts (MW) of generation, with the ability to expand up to 700 MW… (LIPA, 12/9)