Proposed Steuben County wind farm under review

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(WETM) – The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment will meet on Tuesday to consider Eight Point Wind LLC’s application for Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to build and operate a proposed 101.8 megawatt (MW) wind facility in the Towns of Greenwood and West Union (Steuben County).

The project is being developed by Eight Point, a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. Specifically, Eight Point has applied to build and operate up to 31 wind turbines, together with access roads, a collection substation, mostly underground 34.5 kilovolt (kV) collection lines, up to two permanent meteorological towers, temporary staging/laydown areas, an operations and maintenance building, and related facilities.

Eight Point also proposes to construct an approximately 16.5-mile overhead 115 kV transmission line that would interconnect the project with New York State Electric and Gas Corporation’s existing 115 kV Bennett Substation in Hornellsville, Steuben County.

The proposed transmission facility will be subject to review by the Public Service Commission pursuant to Article VII of the Public Service Law.

Members of the Siting Board will meet in the Public Service Commission’s Board Room, 19th floor, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York, at 10:00 a.m., with video-conference connections to the Public Service Commission’s Board Room, 4th floor, 90 Church St., New York, New York. In addition, the meeting will be webcast live on the Internet.

The meeting will be webcast to the Department’s New York City offices. The webcasting will be for viewing and listening purposes only. In addition, the meeting will be webcast live on the Internet. The Internet webcast can be viewed by accessing http://www.dps.ny.gov/Webcasts.html.

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