Calpine files revised public input plan for 125-MW Bluestone Wind project in N.Y.

Bluestone Wind LLC, responding to comment from New York State Public Service Commission staff, on Dec. 2 filed with the commission a revised Public Information Program (PIP) plan for a 125-MW project.

A preliminary PIP had been filed on Oct. 3. Bluestone Wind, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Calpine Corp. (NYSE: CPN) is proposing to submit an application to construct a major electric generating facility under Article 10 of the Public Service Law (PSL). Pursuant to the rules of the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, applicants must submit a PIP ahead of that application. 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 is an approximately 125-MW wind facility proposed to be located in the Towns of Windsor and Sanford, Broome County, New York. It consists of up to 40 wind turbines, together with the associated collection lines (below grade and overhead), access roads, meteorological towers, and operation and maintenance (O&M) building.

To deliver electricity to the New York State power grid, the applicant proposes to construct a collection substation, a 115-kV electrical transmission line approximately four miles in length, and a point of interconnect substation, which will interconnect with the existing Afton to Stilesville 115 kV transmission line of New York State Electric & Gas in the Town of Sanford.

A project contact is: Alec Jarvis, Director of Development, Calpine Corporation. 717 Texas Avenue, Suite 1000, Houston, TX, 77002, Phone: (207) 956-1169,

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