300MW Wind Farm Proposed for Upstate N.Y.
EverPower Wind Holdings has proposed building a 300-MW wind farm in Steuben County, New York near the Pennsylvania border. The Pittsburgh-based developer is proposing the project through its subsidiary Baron Winds, the company said in a filing made March 6 with the New York Public Service Commission.
The company said the commercial scale project will be built on leased private lands in a rural area that will include 150 wind turbines, a collection substation and nine miles of 230-kV transmission line. It will interconnect with New York State Electric & Gas's Hillside-Meyer 230-kV transmission line at the Canandaigua substation.
The 300-MW project is expected to operate at an annual net capacity factor of about 36%, the company said.
Under New York law, developers who intend to apply to build a major electric generating plant must submit a public involvement plan for the PSC to review 150 days before filing a preliminary scoping statement to the state siting board. The company filed its public involvement plan on March 6. The study area for the project includes 504 square miles.
EverPower currently has a 55.35-MW wind farm operating in Steuben County and a 125-MW project under development in Chautauqua County near Jamestown.