Deer 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 Deer River Wind Farm to create lasting economic opportunities for the area.
Submission of Application
Avangrid Renewables filed an Application under Article 10 of the New York Public Service Law on or about Feb. 6, 2019 regarding constructing the Deer River Wind Farm. The Application was submitted to the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, and is available at local document depositories as well as on this site NYSDPS-DMM: Matter Master
On July 13, 2018, Avangrid Renewables filed proposed stipulations regarding the scope and methodology of studies to be conducted in support of its application to construct the Deer River Wind Farm (“Facility”), a wind-powered major electric generating facility, under Article 10 of the Public Service Law (Article 10).
The filing of the proposed stipulations started a 30-day public comment period during which anyone may submit comments on the proposed stipulations before they are executed by the interested parties. Comments should specify the project’s case number (16-F-0267) and should be submitted to the Siting Board through its website, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mailing the comments to Secretary Kathleen Burgess, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223.
The full proposed stipulations can be read here.
Filed Article 10 Application (NYSDPS-DMM: Matter Master)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC STATEMENT HEARING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that an opportunity for public education and a public statement hearing will be held before the Examiners in the Deer River Wind Project's Article 10 Certification Proceeding (Case 16-F-0267) Administrative Law Judges James A. Costello of the Department of Public Service and Administrative Law Judge Daniel P. O’Connell of the Department of Environmental Conservation, as follows:
At the Informational Forum, the Examiners will provide an overview of the Siting Board’s certification process. Atlantic Wind will then present a brief summary of the proposed project and will have maps of the proposed project area available for viewing. Members of the public will then have an opportunity to pose questions about the process and the certificate application pending before the Siting Board.
At the hearing, any person wishing to provide a public statement must complete a request card, and the Examiners will use the request cards to call each person who has requested to provide a statement. The Examiners will continue the hearing until everyone wishing to speak has been heard or other reasonable arrangements have been made. Reasonable time limits may be set for each speaker as necessary to afford all attendees an opportunity to be heard. Lengthy comments may be submitted in writing and summarized for oral presentation. A verbatim transcript of the hearing will be made for inclusion in the record of this case.
The application may be reviewed online at the Siting Board web page (http://www.dps.ny.gov/SitingBoard), by following the link to “Projects Under Review,” on the left side of the page. The application also is available for review at local public libraries in the project vicinity.
The full notice regarding these events can be found here.
The proposed Deer River Wind Farm would include the towns of Pinckney and Harrisburg in Lewis County, New York. The proposed transmission interconnect location crosses into the Town of Rodman in Jefferson County, New York.
Wind Farm Generation Capacity
Approximately 100 megawatts (MW) of renewable wind energy, which is enough clean, homegrown electricity to power nearly 25,000 average New York homes annually.
Expected Local Economic Benefits
|125 construction jobs, and opportunities for local construction and construction supply vendors|
|3 permanent, full-time jobs|
|More than $500,000 annually in direct lease, easement and neighbor agreement payments to landowners ($15 million over 30 years)|
|Up to $800,000 annually in increased revenues to county and local municipal tax bases to help defray costs for schools, public safety and county services ($24 million over 30 years)|
|$3 million estimated project spending on local goods and services during development and construction|
Atlantic Wind LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables, is developing the Deer River Wind Farm. If you are looking for any publicly filed project permitting documents, or can’t find them listed below, please email us.
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- Deer River Newsletter, December 2016
- Project fact sheet
- Project layout (aerial)
- Project layout (topographic)
- Local economic benefits
- Visual simulations of wind farm
- Public involvement program plan (Revised September 1, 2016)
- How to register to receive filings and updates for this project
- Project information
- Notice of Pre-Application Procedural Conference
- Deer River Wind Farm PSS
- PSS Cover Letter
- PSS Figures
- Appendix A: PSS Notice
- Appendix B: Guide to Organization of PSS
- Appendix C: Certificate of Formation
- Appendix D: Master List of Stakeholders
- Appendix E: PIP Tracking Log
- Appendix F: Phase 1A Archeological Report
- Appendix G: Bat and Avian Work Plans
- Appendix H: Photographic Simulations
- Appendix I: Aesthetic Resources of Statewide Significance
- Myth vs. fact about wind energy
- Permitting and environmental studies
- Deer River Wind project siting process
- Phases of construction
- Interconnection process
- Typical Turbine Components
- Sound fact sheet