Galloo Island Wind Farm in limbo as state senator calls for end to Great Lakes Offshore Wind
Though local leaders oppose turbine placement on the Lake Ontario lake bed, they support the Galloo Island Wind Farm with a few stipulations.
"My two stipulations were that I wanted to make sure the purchase power agreement is at the market rate, ...," Sen. Ritchie said. "And I had the company Upstate NY Power agree that it should be an underwater transmission line."
September 18, 2011
by Nancy Madsen
in Watertown Daily News
NYPA APPLICATION: Ritchie says agency in review process after report Long Island locale is likely winner
Developers of Galloo Island Wind Farm have waited months for word on their application for a power purchase agreement, and now a state senator has said the entire program for offshore wind power in the Great Lakes should be scrapped.
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, told the Buffalo News on Thursday that the New York Power Authority is backing away from the Lake Ontario and Lake Erie project in favor of a wind farm off Long Island with the... [continue via Web link]