Mad River Wind Farm
Working Together for a Clean Energy Future
Harnessing renewable energy resources like wind can lead to a better and cleaner future for all communities, as wind turbines create virtually no air pollution, no water pollution or hazardous emissions and consume no water. Notably, homegrown energy creates local jobs and energy independence, and helps support a strong manufacturing base in the U.S.
Avangrid Renewables is part of the Iberdrola Group, an energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. Our projects have brought real economic benefits for local business owners, schools and communities as a whole. We are proud to be a part of the communities where we live and work and are excited to work together with the North Country community on the proposed Mad River Wind Farm to create lasting economic opportunities for the area.
Expected Local Economic Benefits
Avangrid Renewables is proud to be a part of the communities where we live and work. Our projects have a proven track record of creating jobs and bringing real economic benefits to local business owners, schools and the community as a whole.
|350 construction jobs, and opportunities for local construction and construction supply vendors|
|15 permanent, full-time jobs|
|Up to $2 million annually in increased revenues to county and local municipal tax bases to help defray costs for schools, public safety and county services ($60 million over 30 years)|
|$9 million estimated project spending on local goods and services during development and construction|
Learn how Lowville Academy and Central School has benefited from the nearby Maple Ridge Wind Farm in Lowville, New York.
The proposed Mad River Wind Farm would include the Town of Worth in Jefferson County, New York and the Town of Redfield in Oswego County, New York.
Wind Farm Generation Capacity
Up to 350 megawatts (MW) of renewable wind energy, which is enough clean, homegrown electricity to power nearly 60,000 average New York homes annually.
The Facts about Wind Energy
The project proposal is based on proven scientific, engineering, health and safety, and environmental studies. In addition to being well within industry standards, the project is designed to operate in a responsible manner that meets all local, state and federal regulations. Local concerns about real or perceived impacts are carefully reviewed as part of the permitting process and guide our siting and development efforts.
Water — Of all of the energy options, wind power carries a legacy of care for the environment and wildlife. The electricity generated by wind turbines creates no air or water pollution, waste streams or hazardous emissions, and consumes no water. Pollution-free, renewable wind energy displaces harmful emissions from other energy sources, and has the lowest life cycle impacts of any form of energy generation available to our society today.
Wildlife — Avangrid Renewables was the first U.S. wind power company to voluntarily adopt an Avian and Bat Protection Policy, now known as the Wildlife Protection Program (WPP). The policy was drafted in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Our efforts have become industry best practices for monitoring and site design. The WPP is founded on our commitment to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner to avoid, minimize or reduce risk to birds, bats and other wildlife and their habitats.
Tourism — Avangrid has a proven track record of snowmobiling, hunting and other recreational activities continuing to thrive in other communities where we coexist. Recreational users would not lose access to activities or land, but would benefit from created fringe space, ongoing monitoring and preservation of the land.
|Military & Radar — Avangrid works closely with the Department of Defense to evaluate any impacts of a wind farm project on a particular base. It is a standard, detailed review process that is taken very seriously. We strongly support responsible, effective actions to identify and address the potential conflicts of wind farms, airspaces and radar. There is a long history of wind farms coexisting with military facilities, airstrips and radar stations, but it takes close coordination. Avangrid is currently engaged in this process and will continue working closely with those involved.|
Atlantic Wind LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables, is developing the Mad River Wind Farm. If you are looking for any publicly filed project permitting documents, or can’t find them listed below, please email us.
Avangrid is excited to announce the opening of a new office location in Redfield, located at 4890 County Route 17 in Redfield, New York 13437.
|Our Office Hours:||Please visit us during our regular office hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or make an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you to learn more about the proposed Mad River Wind Farm and to meet our team!|
Thank you for attending the Pre-Application Conference Meeting on February 26. We hope you found the meeting to be informational and helpful as we continue the process. Please check back to find future public meetings and events posted for you to remain involved. To learn more about the latest project information, check out the resources in our more information section below.
- Mad River Newsletter Feb 2018
- Project Fact Sheet
- Project boundary (topographic)
- Project timeline
- Local economic benefits
- Viewshed (aerial)
- Line of sight simulations
- Public involvement program plan
- How to register to receive filings and updates for this project
- Project information
- Notice of Pre-Application Procedural Conference
- Mad River Wind Farm PSS
- PSS Figures
- Appendix A: PSS Notice
- Appendix B: PIP Tracking Log
- Appendix C: Certificate of Formation
- Appendix D: Master List of Stakeholders
- Appendix F: Phase 1A Historic Architectural Survey and Work Plan (Part 1 of 2)
- Appendix F: Phase 1A Historic Architectural Survey and Work Plan (Part 2 of 2)
- Appendix G: Avian and Bat Survey Work Plan
- Appendix H: NYNHP and USFWS Data
- Appendix I: Visual Impact Rating Form
- Appendix J: Identified Visually Sensitive Resources
- Myth vs. fact about wind energy
- Permitting and environmental studies
- Phases of construction
- Interconnection process
- Typical turbine components
- Sound fact sheet