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Galloo developer pushes NYPA deal

Galloo 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.
19 Feb 2011

Town considers law against power lines

Mr. 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.
6 Nov 2010

Wind farm routes debated

"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.
29 Oct 2010

Bottled wind, or where are our electrons going to go?

It is likely there will be both economic and regulatory pressure for those projects to piggyback on the Galloo Island transmission line. ...And the wind farm developers get to optimize their returns and the landowners who are negatively affected by all this will get squat. And the taxes the developers will save with their PILOT agreements will help pay for all this - which is a lot more sad than ironic.
19 Oct 2010

Public input sought in Galloo Island wind-turbine project

Oswego 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.
4 Aug 2010

Power line options aired

Originally, 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.
3 Aug 2010

Input sought on line routes

Galloo 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.
30 Jul 2010

Transmission line options aired

A newly proposed transmission line for the planned Galloo Island Wind Farm could make landfall at the southern end of the village of Sackets Harbor or south of Dexter in Black River Bay before running to National Grid's outer Coffeen Street substation.
9 Mar 2010

Henderson suing over Galloo OK

The 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.
6 Feb 2010

Transmission line to cross Hounsfield

The 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.
5 Feb 2010

Hearing today on impact of wind project

As discussions involving the potential development of a wind turbine farm on Galloo Island in Jefferson County continue, a public meeting to discuss the project's impact on Oswego County has been scheduled for today. The Upstate New York Power Corp (UNYPC) has made plans to run power from the farm on the island, which would eventually traverse through sections of Oswego County.
22 Jan 2010

Power lines: Lack of capacity hinders wind energy projects

The heated debate in Jefferson County over the location of a proposed transmission line carrying power from a wind farm on Galloo Island is emblematic of the problem confronting wind power development nationwide. Building the wind farms, as controversial as they may be, is one thing; getting the power to the electric grid is another. And that is proving to be the weak link in the push for wind as an alternate energy source.
29 Nov 2009

County pushes underwater route

Jefferson County legislators will consider Tuesday asking that the proposed Galloo Island Wind Farm transmission line be run completely underwater to Oswego County, rather than running over 20 miles of land in southern Jefferson County. Legislator Barry M. Ormsby, R-Belleville, said he's going to offer a resolution to ask the Public Service Commission to "give serious consideration to the aquatic line versus the above-land option." ...On Friday, Upstate NY Power said it will investigate the underwater route further.
21 Nov 2009

Transmission line gets no support

Landowners in Henderson and Ellisburg are charged up over the proposed transmission line for Galloo Island Wind Farm. They voiced their displeasure with the plan during public hearings for the Public Service Commission on Monday morning and evening in Henderson and Belleville. In fact, none of the about 50 speakers at Monday's hearings supported the project. Upstate NY Power Corp., the developer for the entire project, is seeking to build a 50.6-mile, 230-kilovolt transmission line.
17 Nov 2009

BPA seeks help determining route of new transmission line

Roseanna Cherrington became nervous when she received a letter from the Bonneville Power Administration asking permission to dig holes in her land. The federal BPA, the Pacific Northwest's largest power marketer, is exploring a plan to build a 500-kilovolt transmission line running about 70 miles from Castle Rock to Troutdale, Ore., to meet growing power demand in the area. The BPA is looking to string the line between a series of steel towers, each about 80 to 150 feet tall.
26 Oct 2009

Transmission lines plan requires state approval

In addition [to] local approval and state and federal permits, the proposed St. Lawrence Wind Farm will need an act of the state Legislature to run a transmission line to a substation outside of Chaumont. ...About 1.6 miles will be through Ashland Flats Wildlife Management Area in Cape Vincent and Lyme. The state Department of Environmental Conservation controls the area.
4 Aug 2009
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