Baron Winds LLC, a subsidiary of EverPower Wind Holdings, filed with the New York State Public Service Commission on May 1 a revision to the Public Involvement Program plan for its 300-MW wind project.
The company on Feb. 26 told the commission it planned to apply for approval of this project. PSC staff then suggested changes to the plan, which the company responded to with the May 1 filing. Under the rules of the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, applicants proposing to submit an application to construct a major electric generating facility must submit a Public Involvement Program (PIP) plan.
This is an approximately 300-MW wind facility to be located in the Towns of Avoca, Cohocton, Dansville, Fremont, Hartsville, Hornellsville, Howard, and Wayland in Steuben County, New York. Hartsville was actually in the original plan, but was dropped from the May 1 version.
The applicant is a wholly owned subsidiary of EverPower Wind Holdings. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with offices in New York and Ohio, EverPower is a developer of utility grade wind projects.
The proposed project includes the installation and operation of up to 150 wind turbines, together with the associated collection lines (below grade and overhead), access roads, meteorological towers, and operation and maintenance (O&M) building. To deliver power to the grid, the applicant proposes to construct a collection substation, an overhead 230-kV transmission line and a substation, which will interconnect with the New York State Electric & Gas Hillside-Meyer 230 kV transmission line.