NYISO interconnection queue wind projects

As of April 8, 2009, seventy wind projects are in the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) interconnection queue, accounting for (summer) nameplate generation capacity of nearly 9,200 megawatts (1400 of which result from the offshore LIPA project). Of these projects:

  • 11 are in service (See NYISO press release of 4/22 indicating that over 1200 MW are in operation, having grown by 300% over the last year)
  • the average size is 131.4 megawatts
  • the smallest is 9 MW; the largest (besides the LIPA offshore project) stands at 601 MW.
  • Electricity market zone A (West) has the most projects (21), including those in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara and Wyoming counties (wondering where New York’s load zones are? Look no further.)

The projects in the queue, sorted by county location, are:

Project & county (Owner/developer) [Summer MW] {Planned in-service}

  • Ashford Wind in Cattaraugus, NY (Ashford Wind Farm, LLC) [19.9] {2009/12}
  • Allegany Wind in Cattaraugus, NY (Allegany Wind, LLC) [79] {2010/10}
  • Machias I in Cattaraugus, NY (Machias Wind Farm, LLC) [79.2] {2010/12}
  • Allegany Windpark in Cattaraugus, NY (Noble Allegany Windpark, LLC) [100.5] {2009/12}
  • Farmersville Windpark in Cattaraugus, NY-PA (Noble Environmental Power, LLC) [100] {2010/12}
  • Pomfret in Chautauqua, NY (Horizon Wind Energy, LLC) [73.5] {2010/12}
  • Arkwright Summit Wind Farm in Chautauqua, NY (New Grange Wind Farm, LLC) [79.2] {2010}
  • Ball Hill Windpark in Chautauqua, NY (Noble Environmental Power, LLC) [90] {2009/Q3}
  • Concord Wind in Chautauqua, NY (Babcock & Brown LP) [101.2] {2011/09}
  • Ripley-Westfield Wind in Chautauqua, NY (Babcock & Brown LP) [124.8] {2009/12}
  • State Line Wind in Chautauqua, NY (Babcock & Brown LP) [124.8] {2010/12}
  • State Line Wind II in Chautauqua, NY (Babcock & Brown LP) [124.8] {2011/12}
  • Windhorse Beekmantown in Clinton, NY (Windhorse Power LLC) [19.5] {2009/02}
  • Ellenburg II Windfield in Clinton, NY (Noble Environmental Power, LLC) [21] {2009}
  • Clinton II Windfield in Clinton, NY (Noble Environmental Power, LLC) [21] {I/S}
  • Clinton Windfield in Clinton, NY (Noble Environmental Power, LLC) [79.5] {I/S}
  • Ellenburg Windfield in Clinton, NY (Noble Environmental Power, LLC) [79.5] {I/S}
  • Marble River Wind Farm in Clinton, NY (Marble River, LLC) [84] {2009/Q3}
  • Altona Windfield in Clinton, NY (Noble Environmental Power, LLC) [99] {I/S}
  • Marble River II Wind Farm in Clinton, NY (Marble River, LLC) [132.3] {2009/Q3}
  • Harrigan Hill Wind in Clinton-Ellenburg, NY (Noble Environmental Power, LLC) [100.5] {2011/09}
  • Crown City Wind Farm in Cortlant, NY (Air Energie TCI, Inc.) [90] {2011/12}
  • Moresville Energy Center in Delaware, NY (Moresville Energy LLC) [99] {2009/12}
  • Steel Winds II in Erie, NY (Steel Winds, LLC) [45] {2009/12}
  • Chateaugay II Windpark in Franklin, NY (Noble Chateaugay Windpark II, LLC) [19.5] {2009/10}
  • Jericho Rise Wind Farm in Franklin, NY (Jericho Rise Wind Farm, LLC) [79.2] {2009-2011}
  • Chateaugay Windpark in Franklin-Clinton, NY (Noble Chateaugay Windpark, LLC) [106.5] {I/S}
  • Tonawanda Creek Wind in Genesee, NY (Tonawanda Creek Wind, LLC) [75] {2010/11}
  • Alabama Ledge Wind Farm in Genesee, NY (Alabama Ledge Wind Farm, LLC) [79.2] {2009-2011}
  • GenWy Wind Farm in Genesee, NY (GenWy Wind, LLC) [478.5] {2009/12}
  • Jordanville Wind in Herkimer, NY (Jordanville Wind, LLC) [80] {2009/12}
  • Orion Energy NY I in Herkimer, NY (BP Alternative Energy NA, Inc.) [100] {None}
  • Fairfield Wind Project in Herkimer, NY (PPM Energy/Atlantic Renewable) [120] {2009/12}
  • Clayton Wind in Jefferson, NY (PPM Energy, Inc.) [126] {2010/12}
  • St. Lawrence Wind Farm in Jefferson, NY (AES-Acciona Energy NY, LLC) [130] {2009/12}
  • Cape Vincent in Jefferson, NY (BP Alternative Energy NA, Inc.) [210] {2009/Q4}
  • Dutch Gap Wind in Jefferson, NY (PPM Energy, Inc) [250] {2010/12}
  • Hounsfield Wind in Jefferson, NY (Babcock & Brown LP) [268.8] {2010/09}
  • Tug Hill in Lewis, NY (PPM Roaring Brook, LLC / PPM) [78] {2009/12}
  • Flat Rock Wind Power in Lewis, NY (Flat Rock Wind Power, LLC) [321] {I/S}
  • Leicester Wind in Livingston, NY (Air Energie TCI, Inc.) [57] {2011/12}
  • Cody Rd in Madison, NY (Green Power) [9] {None}
  • West Hill Windfarm in Madison, NY (NY Windpower, LLC) [37.5] {2009/11}
  • Munnsville in Madison, NY (Airtricity Munnsville Wind Farm, LLC) [40] {2012/10}
  • Madison Wind II in Madison, NY (Horizon Wind Energy, LLC) [79.2] {2012/12}
  • Hamlin Wind Farm in Monroe, NY (Hamlin Wind, LLC) [80] {2011/12}
  • Winergy NYC Wind Farm in New York, NY (Winergy Power, LLC) [601] {2015/01}
  • Niagara Shore Wind in Niagara, NY (Niagara Shore Winds, LLC) [70.5] {2010/11}
  • Offshore Wind in NY – Suffolk, NY (Con Edison/LIPA) [1400] {2020/01}
  • Cherry Valley Wind Power in Otsego, NY (Reunion Power, LLC) [70] {2009/Q4}
  • SII Rotterdam Junction in Rotterdam, NY (Schenectady International, Inc.) [9.3] {TBD}
  • Schoharie Highlands in Schoharie, NY (RP Wind NY, LLC) [70] {2010/01}
  • Stone Church Wind in St. Lawrence, NY (Atlantic Wind, LLC) [150] {2011/12}
  • Canandaigua II in Steuben, NY (UPC Wind Management, LLC) [42.5] {I/S}
  • Steuben Wind in Steuben, NY (EC&R Northeast, LLC) [50] {2010/11}
  • Howard Wind in Steuben, NY (Howard Wind, LLC) [62.5] {2009}
  • Canandaigua Wind Farm in Steuben, NY (UPC Wind Management, LLC) [82.5] {I/S}
  • Canisteo Hills Windfarm in Steuben, NY (Invenergy NY, LLC) [148.5] {2009/12}
  • LI Cable – Phase 2a in Suffolk, NY (Long Island Cable, LLC) [220] {2015/01}
  • LI Cable – Phase 1 in Suffolk, NY (Long Island Cable, LLC) [440] {2014/01}
  • Dean Wind in Tioga – Schuyler, NY (Gamesa Energy USA, LLC) [150] {2009/12}
  • Bliss II Windfield in Wyoming, NY (Noble Environmental Power, LLC) [28.5] {I/S}
  • Bliss Windfield in Wyoming, NY (Noble Environmental Power, LLC) [72] {I/S}
  • High Sheldon Windfarm in Wyoming, NY (Sheldon Energy, LLC) [112.5] {2009/02}
  • Dairy Hills Wind Farm in Wyoming, NY (Dairy Hills Wind Farm, LLC) [120] {2009/11}
  • Wethersfield 230kV in Wyoming, NY (Noble Wethersfield Windpark, LLC) [126] {I/S}
  • Stony Creek Wind Farm in Wyoming, NY (Stony Creek Wind Farm, LLC) [142.5] {2010/01}
  • Prattsburgh Wind Park in Yates, NY (Windfarm Prattsburgh, LLC) [55.5] {2009/11}
  • Prattsburgh Wind Farm in Yates, NY (ECOGEN, LLC) [79.5] {None}
  • Western Door Wind in Yates, NY (Western Door Wind, LLC) [100] {2010/10}

At least 38 wind projects have been withdrawn from the queue.

Source: NYISO 4/8. More on New York’s wind parks may be found here.

New York wind energy developments 7/30

Altona wind farm

WPTZ.com (7/24) reports on Horizon Wind’s project.

Cape Vincent wind farm

Watertown Daily Times (7/23) reports that BP Alternative Energy will present the siting of its 95-turbine wind project in Cape Vincent (Jefferson County).

Cattaraugus County discusses lawyer fees

The Buffalo News (7/21) reports that the county legislature is determining whether to spend $25,000 on lawyers fees to review and negotiate payment in lieu of taxes agreements with wind developers. More reports on 7/25.

Charlotte zoning includes wind provisions

Observer Today (7/27) reports on the Town of Charlotte (Chautauqua County) passing a zoning law including wind provisions.

Evans NY wind law on hold

Buffalo News (7/19) reports on decision of Evans (Erie County) Town Board to delay discussion of wind energy law affecting residential and commercial projects. More reports from The Sun (7/24).

Hanover wind law

Buffalo News (7/29) reports that the Hanover (Chautauqua County) Town Board approved a new wind law.

Hartsville wind project advances

The Evening Tribune (7/26) reports that E.On (successor to Airtricity) is moving ahead with a Hartsville (Steuben County) project of some 33 to 46 turbines.

Horse Creek Wind Farm

Watertown Daily Times (7/24) reports on concerns raised by residents of the Town of Clayton (Jefferson County) regarding potential water contamination.

Iberdrola-Energy East

Albany Times Union (7/25) reports that Iberdrola requested July 14 that the New York Public Service hold a special meeting to vote on Iberdrola’s proposed acquisition of Energy East.

Portland PILOT and wind law

The Observer (7/21) reports on developments in the Town of Portland (Chautauqua County) relating to a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement. Separately, the Observer (7/21) reported on the presentation to the Town Board of a proposed wind law.

Richmondville ZBA approves extension permit for met tower

The Schenectady Daily Gazette (7/23) reports that the Town of Richmondville (Schoharie County)  Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to approve a one-year extension of the permit allowing Reunion Power to site a meteorological tower in the Town.

Ripley-Westfield wind farm draft scope available

The draft environmental scoping document for the Ripley-Westfield (Chautauqua County) Wind Farm is available here. The Westfield Republican (7/24) reports that comments on same are due by August 8.

Tompkins County wind developments

Ithaca Journal (7/28) reports on multiple zoning initiatives, in Enfield, Ithaca and Newfield (6 month moratorium)

Wind siting challenges across NYS

The Press & Sun Bulletin (7/24) describes a variety of local projects and potential conflicts of interest.

NYISO interconnection queue includes three more wind projects

Since last reporting on the NYISO interconnection queue, three more wind projects have requested to join New York’s electricity grid. These are:

  • Noble Environmental Power’s 100.5 MW project, Harrigan Hill Wind in Clinton-Ellenburg (Clinton County);
  • Ashford Wind Farm’s 18.9 MW project, Ashford Wind, presumably in Cattaraugus County; and
  • TCI Renewables’ 57 MW project, Leicester Wind, in Livingston County

Seventy-five wind projects accounting for 8,550 MW in nameplate generation (summer) are now in the NYISO interconnection queue. The median summer generation capacity for these wind projects is 99 MW. Ten wind projects have been added to the queue in 2008. Overall, there are 162 projects of all types in the queue accounting for almost 35,000 MW in nameplate generation.

Separately, at least 22 wind projects have been withdrawn from the NYISO queue.

The April 22 NYISO queue is reported here.