EverPower applies for 126-MW Cassadaga Wind project in New York

Cassadaga Wind LLC applied May 27 at the New York State Public Service Commission for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to construct an approximately 126-MW wind farm in the Towns of Charlotte, Cherry Creek, Stockton and Arkwright, New York

Cassadaga Wind, a subsidiary of EverPower Wind Holdings Inc., is proposing to construct a major electric generating facility under Article 10 of the Public Service Law.

The project would consist of up to 58 wind turbines, together with access roads, above and underground 34.5 kilovolt (kV) collection lines, an above ground 115 kV generator lead line, a collection substation, a point of interconnection (POI) substation, two permanent meteorological (met) towers, two temporary staging/laydown yards, and an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) building.

To deliver electricity to the New York State power grid, the company proposes to interconnect with National Grid‘s Dunkirk-Moon 115 kV transmission line in the Town of Stockton. It is anticipated that the newly constructed 115 kV generator lead line will be approximately 5 .5 miles in length. The project is proposed to be located on leased private land.

A project contact is: Bill Spencer, 1251 Waterfront Place, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 412-253-9403 (o), 412-578-9757 (f).

Attached to the application were brochures for various possible wind turbines for this project, including:

  • The Gamesa G114-2.0 MW wind turbine. The brochure said that with a new 114 meter rotor and 2.0 MW rated power, the Gamesa G114-2.0 MW is the new Class III model for the Gamesa G9X-2.0 MW platform, one of the most successful in the industry, having over 12 GW installed capacity and availability levels well above 98%.
  • General Electric’s 2.75-120 turbine. The brochure said that GE’s 2.5 MW product platform is evolving towards a wider range of site applications by introducing the 2.75-120 wind turbine designed for IEC Wind Class III environments. This new turbine features a 120 meter rotor in combination with the proven single-blade pitch control that offers the latest enhancements in load management controls, low acoustic emissions, efficient electrical power conversion and robust performance.
  • GE’s 3.2–3.4 platform. The platform includes the 3.4-137, GE”s highest performing turbine for Class III winds, providing up to a 24% higher output compared to the 2.75-120 turbine and improving project economics for customers.
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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.