Invenergy advances 126-MW Number Three wind/solar project in New York

Number Three Wind LLC (NTW) filed a July 27 revision with the New York State Public Service Commission of its Public Involvement Program (PIP) plan for a 126-MW wind/solar project.

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 state law must submit a PIP. 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 (PSS). This July 27 document is the PIP plan for the Number Three Wind Farm. The July 27 revision responds to comments made on a first PIP filed with the commission earlier this year.

Number Three Wind LLC is an affiliate of Invenergy Wind North America LLC. Invenergy is a utility-scale power producer developing, constructing, and operating renewable energy projects in the New York State energy market. Invenergy has developed over 60 wind farms in the United States, Canada, and Europe including the following three New York wind farms:

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

Invenergy also has developed and constructed six utility-scale solar projects in North America, totaling 144 MW installed to date, including one co-located at one of its wind farms. Invenergy is also developing the 25-MW Tallgrass Solar facility in Suffolk County, N.Y.

NTW is planning its project to have a maximum generating capability of 126 MW from an estimated 35-50 wind turbines and 100 acres of photovoltaic solar panels located on land leased from owners of private property located in the Towns of Harrisburg, Lowville, and Denmark in Lewis County, New York. Project facilities will include commercial-scale wind turbines, solar panels mounted on metal frames, access roads, buried and overhead electric collection lines, a project substation, meteorological towers, an operation and maintenance (O&M) building, and electrical interconnection facilities.

NTW anticipates the interconnection facilities will include an overhead 115-kV interconnection line approximately five miles long from the project substation to a new 115-kV switchyard in the Town of Lowville, to be built adjacent to the existing Lowville-Bremen 115-kV line.

NTW expects the project will operate at an annual net capacity factor (NCF) of 32%. This means the project, if built at the maximum expected generating capacity of 126 MW, would generate approximately 352,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy per year.

A project contact is: Marguerite Wells, New York Developer, Invenergy LLC, mwells@resolutionwind.com, 607-330-0399.

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