102-MW Galloo Island Wind project in New York sold to Apex Clean Energy

Hudson Energy Development sent a Dec. 18 letter to the New York State Public Service Commission saying that Hudson North Country Wind 1 LLC has sold its interest in the Galloo Island Wind Project to Apex Clean Energy LLC of Charlottesville, Va.

The Galloo Island Wind Project is currently active in the Article 10 siting review process at the commission. “Over the coming days and weeks we will work closely with DPS staff to update the Docket to reflect the change in ownership as well as to communicate this change to the stakeholders involved in this project,” said the letter. “I will remain actively involved in the development of Galloo Island Wind.”

The letter is signed by Neil Habig, 609‐933‐4293, neil.habig@apexcleanenergy.com.

Filed with the New York commission on Aug. 14 was a final Public Involvement Program (PIP) plan for the 102.3-MW Galloo Island Wind Energy Facility. 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 under Article 10 of the Public Service Law (PSL) must submit a PIP plan. The PIP must be submitted to the Department of Public Service (DPS) for review at least 150 days prior to filing a Preliminary Scoping Statement.

The Galloo Island Wind Energy Facility (GIWEF) is an approximately 102.3-MW wind facility proposed by Hudson North Country Wind 1, to be located in the Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson County, New York. The project has been wholly owned by Hudson North Country Wind 1, a special purpose company jointly owned by Hudson Energy Development, along with Theo de Wolff and Neil Habig. Hudson Energy Development is a New York‐based energy development company founded in early 2013.

This project is located on the 1,956-acre Galloo Island in Lake Ontario, six miles from the mainland in the Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson County. The GIWEF is to be electrically interconnected to the mainland and the New York State power grid via a 30-mile underwater AC power cable making landfall near the Mitchell Street substation in Oswego, N.Y.

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