The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment on March 6 said that it will meet on March 13 in Albany, N.Y. to consider Canisteo Wind Energy, LLC’s application for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need to build and operate a 290.7-MW wind electric generating facility in the towns of Cameron, Canister, Jasper, Greenwood, Troupsburg, and West Union in Steuben County, N.Y.
The board noted that Canisteo Wind has applied to build and operate the utility scale wind power project, which would include up to 117 wind turbines together with associated electrical collection system, access roads, collection substation components, meteorological towers, an operation and maintenance building, as well as other related facilities.
The board said that Canisteo Wind proposes to interconnect the project to the power grid by building electric transmission lines that would interconnect to New York State Electric and Gas’s Bennett substation in the Town of Hornellsville.
According to the project’s website, the project represents a $435m capital investment.
The board said in its statement that members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person and that the meeting will be webcast live on the internet by accessing http://www.dps.ny.gov/Webcasts.html.