www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c132+95?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZPSC formally dismisses Galloo Island transmission line application.385612013-06-06T19:14:27Z2013-06-06T19:14:27ZIn his order of dismissal, PSC acting Secretary Jeffrey C. Cohen reiterated the fact that Upstate NY had been "afforded a great deal of time to move forward substantively on this application" yet has not made any progress for well over a year.Judge deals blow to Galloo Island Wind farm project.375352013-02-27T22:57:30Z2013-02-27T22:57:30ZAdministrative Law Judge Kevin Casutto says there's no public need for a transmission line between the wind farm project and the mainland.
The judge recommends the State Public Service Commission dismiss the application by Upstate NY PowerJudge recommends dismissal of Galloo Island wind farm connection request.375452013-02-27T13:08:29Z2013-02-27T13:08:29ZCiting a lack of substantive activity on the project, an administrative law judge has recommended the state Public Service Commission dismiss an application to construct a 50-mile electric transmission line from Galloo Island on Lake Ontario to the mainland. ...the application "lacks viability at present" and has had a "chilling effect" on landowners and their plans for business development.Senators try to prevent Quebec transmission line.349692012-05-15T13:20:24Z2012-05-15T13:20:24ZThe senators - led by state Sen. George Maziarz, a Western New York Republican, and joined by state Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton - say upstate jobs are at stake if a $2 billion transmission line proposal is approved because it would squeeze out energy producers in the state, like nuclear power plants, facilities that burn wood to create electricity and wind turbine farms. State energy project raises NYRI fears.348072012-04-23T12:05:19Z2012-04-23T12:05:19ZAnd as representatives from utility companies, the energy industry and the banks that fund them convene to discuss the future of the state's power grid, local officials and residents who fought NYRI say they are hopeful their plans won't hurt local communities.Orangeville Clear Skies group disappointed by wind farm OK.338742011-12-22T12:28:26Z2011-12-22T12:28:26ZThe state Public Service Commission on Friday gave the go-ahead for the wind farm that will house up to 59 electricity-producing wind turbines, as long as it receives an independent certification the turbines will function as intended.Galloo Island Wind Farm transmission line discussion delayed.326012011-07-29T14:45:10Z2011-07-29T14:45:10ZA decision on the transmission line for the proposed Galloo Island Wind Farm is delayed once again as Upstate NY Power Corp., developer for the project, asks to wait until it knows whether it can sell the electricity from the project.
Galloo line path remains in limbo.317452011-04-18T16:35:07Z2011-04-18T16:35:07ZMr. Kessel said in May that wind power projects in Jefferson County wouldn't get power purchase agreements after the county's Board of Legislators voted in March to oppose the offshore wind project, which possibly included some off Jefferson County's shores.
Underwater electricity transmission system receives another approval .314442011-03-21T22:51:34Z2011-03-21T22:51:34ZThe power is to be supplied by hydro and wind generators in Canada.
The project held a public hearing before an administrative law judge in Plattsburgh in November. That judge is expected to make a recommendation to the Public Service Commission later this year.
Power line controversy could impact Oswego and Jefferson county communities .312252011-02-26T11:19:29Z2011-02-26T11:19:29ZOswego County legislator Shawn Doyle opposes the Galloo Island wind project because he feels the power lines have become visibly close to the village of Pulaski.
He says, "While the wind farm would create a few jobs for Galloo Island the transmission lines could hurt tourism through Oswego County and affect jobs in that industry."
Galloo developer pushes NYPA deal.311612011-02-19T14:31:17Z2011-02-19T14:31:17ZGalloo Island Wind Farm's developer is lobbying state officials to push the New York Power Authority to give the project a contract for its power.
Attorneys for Upstate NY Power Corp. have talked to local officials and at least the chairmen, if not the members, of the state Assembly and Senate Energy Committees.
Town considers law against power lines.298082010-11-06T15:15:17Z2010-11-06T15:15:17ZMr. Renzi said he would look into the effectiveness of a law that would ban transmission lines.
Anne V. Dalton, spokeswoman for the Public Service Commission, said the organization complies with laws in existence.
"We don't override laws. We follow them very strictly," she said.
Wind farm routes debated.296812010-10-29T13:54:51Z2010-10-29T13:54:51Z"While the original proposed route and the other land-based alternatives present the most reasonably economic method of delivering the power from the project to the public, the sub-aquatic alternative has the advantage of being preferable from an aesthetic standpoint," Mr. Burgdorf wrote.
Public input sought in Galloo Island wind-turbine project.286192010-08-04T21:45:57Z2010-08-04T21:45:57ZOswego County is once again under consideration to host high-voltage transmission lines for a wind-turbine project to be constructed on Galloo Island in Jefferson County.
Upstate Power has proposed to construct a wind farm on Galloo Island, off the shore in Hounsfield, along with a new power line with the capability of transporting 1,000 megawatts south to service downstate consumers.
Power line options aired.285982010-08-03T14:34:22Z2010-08-03T14:34:22ZOriginally, project developer Upstate NY Power proposed a route from Galloo Island to make landfall on Stony Point and run south through Henderson and Ellisburg on its way to a substation in the town of Mexico. That route drew intense public opposition, but it and a similar alternative remain as options.Input sought on line routes.285832010-07-30T20:42:04Z2010-07-30T20:42:04ZGalloo Island Wind Farm's developer is asking for public comment again, this time on four possible routes for a transmission line.
Upstate NY Power Corp. on Monday will begin a series of public information meetings in Jefferson and Oswego counties about the routes.
Transmission line plans due Sept. 15.280242010-06-30T16:33:29Z2010-06-30T16:33:29ZGalloo Island Wind Farm developer Upstate NY Power Corp has until Sept. 15 to work out the best alternate routes for a transmission line from the island to the state's wholesale grid system.Transmission line options aired.260412010-03-09T12:17:40Z2010-03-09T12:17:40ZHenderson suing over Galloo OK.254932010-02-06T11:53:28Z2010-02-06T11:53:28ZThe town of Henderson is asking a judge to annul the town of Hounsfield Planning Board's site plan approval for the proposed Galloo Island Wind Farm.
The Henderson Town Council filed a state Supreme Court Article 78 proceeding Friday at the Jefferson County clerk's office against Hounsfield, the project's developer, Upstate NY Power Corp., Seneca, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
Transmission line to cross Hounsfield.254942010-02-05T11:58:23Z2010-02-05T11:58:23ZThe town that's getting the financial benefits of the proposed Galloo Island Wind Farm likely also will get one major drawback - the need to provide a route for a transmission line.
Hounsfield is now the likely site for landfall so the transmission line from the 252-megawatt project can avoid southern Jefferson County and Oswego County, and the need for eminent domain.
That was a stumbling block for some county legislators.