Public hearings to be held in December on proposed transmission project related to wind farm in New York

 

  •  New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment on Nov. 12 issued a certificate with conditions authorizing construction and operation of the wind farm

  • Comments will be accepted throughout the pendency of the proceeding, but are requested by Jan. 15, 2020, the commission said

 

Opportunities for public information and comment regarding Canisteo Wind Energy, LLC’s proposed electric transmission project in Steuben County, N.Y., will be provided at public statement hearings on Dec. 11 in Canisteo, N.Y., according to a Nov. 15 New York State Public Service Commission notice.

According to the notice, Canisteo Wind Energy in January filed an application for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need under Public Service Law Article VII for authority to build and operate the transmission facility, which consists of a 34.5/115-kV collection substation in the Town of Jasper, Steuben County, and a 115-kV electric transmission line of about 15 miles in length from the proposed collection substation to a point of interconnection switchyard, where the facility would connect with the New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) Bennett substation on Route 36 in the Town of Hornellsville, Steuben County. The transmission project would connect the Canisteo Wind Farm, located in the towns of Cameron, Canisteo, Jasper, Greenwood, Troupsburg, and West Union, Steuben County, to the Bennett substation.

The notice added that the wind farm was reviewed separately by the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, which on Nov. 12 issued a certificate with conditions authorizing construction and operation of the wind farm.

As TransmissionHub reported, the siting board in April noted that the proposed utility scale Canisteo Wind Farm includes up to 122 wind turbines together with its associated electrical collection system, access roads, collection substation components, meteorological towers, an operation and maintenance building, and other related facilities.

The commission in its Nov. 15 notice said that comments can be submitted online at the New York State Department of Public Service’s website under Case 19-T-0041; via email to secretary@dps.ny.gov; by mail to Hon. Michelle L. Phillips, Acting Secretary, Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, 12223-1350; or by phone at 1-800-335-2120. Comments will be accepted throughout the pendency of the proceeding, but are requested by Jan. 15, 2020, the commission said.