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New York's Clean Energy Future

Terra-Gen is proposing a 147 megawatt (MW) wind energy project in Steuben County, NY. The location of the components is still under review but the current proposal would include the Towns of Prattsburgh, Wheeler, Avoca, Howard and Cohocton. The project will bring a number of benefits to the community including well-paying jobs during both construction and operation, improvements to local roads, and payments of approximately $1MM annually to the community shared between the county and applicable towns and school districts.

Terra-Gen specializes in the development, construction, and operation of utility-scale wind electrical generation facilities.

Efficient Modern Turbines

Technological advances allow turbines to reach stronger, steadier winds.* The Prattsburgh project will use 35 to 40 modern turbines, each generating usable amounts of electricity of 4 MWs and up over 90 percent of the time. Today's wind farms provide the same grid reliability as conventional plants.*

Made In The USA & Affordable

The average price of U.S. wind power declined by 69 percent in the last seven years. Made-in-the-USA manufacturing contributes to wind’s affordability. Over 500 factories in 41 states in the U.S. supply chain help avoid shipping large, heavy turbine components over longer distances.*

Economic Development Driver

Wind power provides well-paying jobs for over 114,000 Americans. Turbine technician is the second fastest growing job in the United States, increasing 96 percent over the next decade.* The Prattsburgh project will employ 100 workers during construction and 12 plant operators once online.

All statements and statistics about wind energy technology and operations in the United States are from the American Wind Energy Association.

About the Project

The proposed 147MW Prattsburgh Wind Project is to be located in the Towns of Prattsburgh, Wheeler, Avoca, Howard, and Cohocton, in Steuben County, NY.  The project will have between 26-38 turbines and will also include transmission lines, access roads, underground cable and a project substation.  The project proposes to interconnect into the NYSEG 230kV Meyer to Avoca line and deliver power into the NYISO system.

Expected Local Economic Benefits

Approximately 80 FTE construction jobs, and opportunities for local construction and construction supply vendors.

Approximately 8 FTE permanent, full-time jobs.

More than $500,000 annually in direct lease, easement and neighbor agreement payments to landowners.

Up to $1.2M annually in increased revenues to county and local municipal tax bases to help defray costs for schools, public safety and county services.

Approximately $4.2 million estimated project spending on local goods and services during development and construction.

Community Benefits

Rural communities benefit from public road enhancements, increased tax revenues to fund local infrastructure and public services, schools and other community infrastructure.  The construction and operations and maintenance create direct and indirect benefits of additional jobs and increased demand for local goods and services within the community. Leases for wind energy provide a long-term stable source of income for the families that host the components of the project and provide for additional secondary economic benefit in the area.

Information on the NY Article 10 Process

NY Siting Board Home

Requests for Intervenor Funding

You are invited

Open House
February 25th

Terra-Gen invites you to our Prattsburgh Wind Farm open house event on Monday, February 25, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The Prattsburgh Fire Hall is hosting our open house. Please join us and learn about this exciting energy project.

Prattsburgh Fire Hall, 15 Allis Street, Prattsburgh, NY

Project Documents

As the proposed Prattsburgh wind project advances, public documents will be posted to this site.

Open House Records

Epsilon Noise Thermometer - Open House
Epsilon Summer Sound Monitoring Locations
2019-09-30 Open House Boards
Facility Area
A10 Regulations Timeline
Article 10 Process Timeline

Wind Turbines and Health

A Critical Review of the Scientific Literature
Noise and Health Survey

FAQ

How can I monitor and/or participate in New York State Department of Public Service proceedings about this project?

There are several options available for those who wish to monitor or participate in the proceedings. You may learn more here: New York State Department of Public Service Matter Management

Where can I read more about wind energy?

Below are a few resources and articles where you can learn more about wind energy:

American Wind Energy Association
Southern Alliance For Clean Energy
CleanTechnica: Wind Energy Prices Continue To Fall Due To Technology Advancements & Cost Reductions
Forbes: Want The Cheapest Electricity? Build Solar And Wind Farms, Not Coal Power Plants
Fortune: The 20 Fastest Growing Jobs in America—And How Much They Pay