Wind Power General Info
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Wind farms must be properly sited if they are to achieve their goals. Failure to accompany the large amounts of public money devoted to these projects with any siting restrictions has begun to sour the public's enthusiasm for wind power. As complaints mount in communities hosting wind farms too close to homes, local officials and even state regulators are increasingly rejecting the projects. This shift in public opinion about this type of "renewable energy" is also motivated by increasing awareness that wind farms generate a small fraction of their "capacity" and require polluting fossil fuel power plants for backup whenver they fail to run.
Department of Public Service - Siting Board
The Power NY Act of 2011 established a process for the siting of electric generating facilities and re-powering projects. As part of the process, a multi-agency Siting Board is charged with streamlining the permitting process for power plants of 25 megawatts (MW) or greater. The Power NY Act also encourages investments in clean power plants and affords communities more opportunities to participate in the siting process.
Application of Bluestone Wind, LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need Pursuant to Article 10 for Construction of the Bluestone Wind Farm Project Located in the Towns of Windsor and Sanford, Broome County.