New York board to hold session on 300-MW Baron Winds project

The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment on Sept. 2 issued a notice about an upcoming procedural conference on a plan by Baron Winds LLC, a subsidiary of Everpower Wind Holdings Inc., to apply for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need (CECPN) on a major electric generating facility in the Towns of Avoca, Cohocton, Dansville, Fremont, Howard, and Wayland, in Steuben County.

Construction on this 300-MW project would consist of up to 120 wind turbines, together with the associated collection lines (below grade and overhead), access roads, meteorological towers, and an operation and maintenance building. To deliver power to the New York State power grid, Baron proposes to construct a collection substation adjacent to an existing interconnection substation, which will interconnect with the New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) 230 kV transmission line in the Town of Cohocton.

On Aug. 10, Baron filed a Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS). The preliminary scoping phase of this proceeding will determine the nature and scope of the studies Baron must undertake to develop the information that must be included in Baron’s formal application for a CECPN.

The pre-application procedural conference in this proceeding will be held before Administrative Law Judges Kevin Casutto, of the Department of Public Service, and Maria E. Villa, of the Department of Environmental Conservation, on Oct. 5 at the Hornell City Hall Courtroom.

A project contact is: EverPower Wind Holdings Inc., 1251 Waterfront Place, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222, Kevin Sheen, phone (646) 839-8919.

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