Wind energy projects in New York state

According to recent press reports:

Noble Environmental Power takes Clinton and Ellenburg (Clinton County) turbines offline to adjust substation and bring Chateaugay (Franklin County) turbines online.  Press Republican, 11/14.

Lowville (Lewis County), home to NY State’s largest wind farm, discusses revision of zoning ordinance relating to wind facilities large and small. Watertown Daily Times, 11/17.

Six-month wind development moratorium approved in the Town of Throop (Cayuga County). The Citizen, 11/13.

Reduced Jordanville wind project (Towns of Warren and Stark in Herkimer County) discussed at Town meeting. Freeman’s Journal, 11/14.

And finally, in the humans-come-up-with-the-darnedest-ideas department, let’s welcome a not-so-dazzling (the article’s point, not mine) billboard to Times Square in New York City functioning exclusively on wind and solar power. Chattahbox, 11/17. Go figure.

New York wind updates

More zoning challenges across the state described in local papers.

Allegany and Olean (Cattaraugus County) wind project review

Town Board in preliminary stages of reviewing Everpower wind project. Olean Times Herald 10/30. Allegany County Industrial development Agency discusses potential role, PILOT agreement with residents in Centerville. Olean Times Herald 10/31.

Cape Vincent (Jefferson County) wind zoning

Committee examining wind farm amendments to zoning seeks more data, focuses on sound, setbacks. Watertown Daily Times, 11/1

Warren (Herkimer County) wind environmental review

Warren Town Board sets meeting date of November 10 to review supplemental environmental impact statement for the Jordanville project. Richfield Springs Mercury 10/30. See also Freeman’s Journal 10/26.

Attorney General’s wind code of conduct

In an editorial, the Watertown Daily Times (11/1) welcomed Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s voluntary code of conduct and encouraged wind developers doing business in Jefferson County to sign on.