Invenergy does public outreach on 300-MW Bull Run Wind project in New York

Invenergy said Oct. 19 that it recently held an open house for the Clinton County, New York, community on the company’s proposed Bull Run Wind Energy Center.

Numerous residents and stakeholders joined Invenergy representatives at Northern Adirondack Central High School in Ellenburg for an open dialogue about the project, which will be located on about 24,000 acres of private land. The project would consist of 50-100 wind turbines, with a total capacity of up to 300 MW.

In addition to creating local jobs during construction and operation, Bull Run will generate several million dollars in annual revenue for the community, benefitting the area’s schools, services and first responders, the company noted.

Bull Run Energy LLC (BRE) on Sept. 2 filed with the New York State Public Service Commission a revised Public Involvement Program (PIP) plan, which is a precursor to its planned application to build this wind project. The PIP describes the steps BRE plans to take to inform, engage, and solicit input from the local community, general public, and other stakeholders.

Bull Run Energy is an affiliate of Invenergy Wind North America LLC. Invenergy’s existing New York wind farms are:

  • High Sheldon Wind Farm, 75 turbines located in the Town of Sheldon, Wyoming County;
  • Orangeville Wind Farm, 58 turbines located in the Town of Orangeville, Wyoming County; and
  • Marsh Hill Wind Farm, 10 turbines located in the Town of Jasper, Steuben County.

BRE intends to construct, own, operate, and maintain all components of the project, except for the interconnection switchyard which will be constructed by BRE and then transferred to the New York Power Authority (NYPA). BRE anticipates the interconnection facilities will include a 230-kV switchyard built adjacent to NYPA’s Ryan-Plattsburgh 230-kV transmission line and an overhead 230-kV interconnection line about four miles long.

Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas, and Europe. Invenergy’s home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Europe. Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 9,100 MW of projects that are in operation, in construction, or under contract, including 76 wind, solar, and natural gas-fueled power projects and energy storage facilities.

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