Heritage Wind, LLC (“Heritage” or “Applicant”) is proposing to construct a major wind electric generating facility up to 184.8 megawatts (MW) in size in the Town of Barre, Orleans County, New York (“Heritage Wind Project” or “Facility”). This notice announces that on or about January 31, 2020, the Applicant will file an Application pursuant to 16 NYCRR 1000.6 seeking a Certificate from the Siting Board authorizing the construction and operation of the Facility under Article 10. Under Article 10 of the Public Service Law, the Applicant must obtain a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the New York State Board on Electric Generating Siting and the Environment (“Siting Board”) pursuant to Article 10 of the Public Service Law and the Siting Board’s rules (16 NYCRR Part 1000).

The Facility is a proposed wind-powered electric generation project consisting of up to 33 wind turbines generating up to 184.8 megawatts (MW) of electricity to be located in the Town of Barre, Orleans County.

Once an Application is filed and determined by the Siting Board to be complete, the Siting Board will schedule a public statement hearing on the Application, to be held in the Facility Area. The Siting Board will also issue a notice of availability of application intervenor funds that are available to be used by local parties to participate in formal review of the Application. The Hearing Examiners will identify parties to the proceeding, award intervenor funds, identify issues for the hearing, and assist parties in establishing a case schedule. Hearings regarding the Application and project impact assessments will be scheduled by the Hearing Examiner as needed. After hearings, the stakeholders may brief their positions, and the Hearing Examiner will issue a recommended decision upon which the Siting Board will base its decision. Article 10 requires that all proceedings on the Application, including a final decision by the Siting Board, must be completed within 12 months of when the Application is determined to be complete. Upon filing the Application, the Applicant will provide funding in the amount of $184,800 to be disbursed by the Siting Board to municipalities and other local parties to help pay expens­es, including attorneys and consultants, associated with participating in the Article 10 process during the application review phase.

The Application will also be available at the Siting Board’s website at (http://www.dps.ny.gov/). To access documents, go to “Search” on the top of the webpage and search using the Case Number 16-F-0546, or visit the Project-specific website maintained by the Applicant: https://www.heritagewindpower.com/.

File a Request for Notices

Any interested member of the public may file a request with the DPS Secretary to receive copies of all notices concerning the Project. Written requests should be sent to the DPS Secretary at secretary@dps.ny.gov.