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After a short investigation, Police have determined there are six salespeople canvassing the area for a company called Invenergy. After a check of one of the subjects, Police have determined he has a suspended license and is from the Syracuse area. Police will be escorting him to the McDonalds on Main Street in LeRoy for a ride.
Iberdrola Business Development Manager Jenny Briot has stated that her company is canceling 100 projects in the United States, according to leaseholder James Pitcher, who had been in conversations with her regarding the future of wind in Hammond and elsewhere.
"We are removing the meteorological towers and no longer developing the project." Mr. Copleman said regulatory uncertainty and the wind energy market were factors in the company's decision. He could not immediately say how many lease holders were affected.
"We will see if there are opportunities to take advantage of the tax credit window, consistent with our near-term business plans, and are evaluating our national pipeline to see which projects under development represent the best opportunities to push forward," Mr. Copleman said.
Town Supervisor Gerald Stout said he had exchanged e-mails with Miller on Wednesday morning, and believed the company was tentatively planning construction in spring. "I would be surprised if they chose not to go forward with it now especially," Stout said.
The Copenhagen Wind Farm project proposes up to 49 turbines, generating a maximum of 80 megawatts, on as many as 62 private parcels in the town of Denmark just to the north of the 195-turbine Maple Ridge Wind Farm.
Lyme officials said the town has been "ignored" and "marginalized" by both BP Wind Energy, developer of the proposed Cape Vincent Wind Farm, and the state. Although there will be no wind turbines in the town under the developer's latest proposal, BP still would need to run a transmission line connecting the wind farm to a substation in Lyme.
In a letter dated Tuesday, PSC's acting secretary, Jeffrey C. Cohen, said department staff will "ensure that Commissioner Harris does not receive any documentary information pertaining to the Cape Vincent project and will be instructed, once an application is filed, not to discuss this matter with her."
"Please understand that we in Cape Vincent have had a long, tortuous history of local municipal officials who have had direct conflicts of interest with BP and the other wind developer Acciona Energia," they wrote in a letter to PSC Secretary Jaclyn A. Brilling. "As a community we are very, very sensitive to the conflict issue."
An attorney representing BP Wind Energy in its proposed Cape Vincent Wind Farm project is married to a high-ranking official with the state Public Service Commission.
Town Councilman Clifford P. Schneider went a step further Thursday night and criticized BP for making donations recently to local food pantries, arguing that this seemingly innocent behavior was "contaminating" and "tainting" the siting process.
Fed up with BP Wind Energy's "unresponsiveness," town officials have filed a complaint asking the state Public Service Commission to take note of the community's "concerns and frustrations" in its evaluation of BP's community outreach plan.
Top Iberdrola executives seemed largely ignorant of American regulatory requirements. Auditors said they must "adjust more to business culture here, as opposed to expect U.S. stakeholders to accommodate themselves to Spanish custom and practice." Top executives wouldn't answer auditors' questions, wouldn't allow board members to be interviewed and argued against disclosing information, making arguments that auditors described as "invalid" and "very peculiar."
BP says it's looking for feedback from community members, and it's likely they'll get a lot, because the wind project has been very controversial in Cape Vincent. ..."It goes contrary to what you would want in a community like Cape Vincent," said Cape Vincent Planning Board member Bob Brown.
A company suing the province over the moratorium placed on offshore wind projects is appealing a judge’s decision to have that lawsuit dismissed. Trillium Wind Power Corp. is hoping to build a 120-turbine, 600-megawatt wind project 28 kilometres south of Prince Edward County, just south of the Duck Islands.
State officials insist they are not closing the door on Great Lakes wind generation. But they also say there has been little interest from developers and much concern over the high cost of trying to place turbines not only far from the state's main energy demands downstate but also on bodies of water that freeze during winters.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's recently released "energy highway" blueprint, identifies Horse Creek Wind Farm as a potential renewable energy project with an electricity-generating capacity of at least 126 megawatts and as much as 376 megawatts. ...Wind farm developer Atlantic Wind LLC, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, last asked Clayton to consider a 48-turbine, 96-megawatt project.
Marie Millington is a member of Lyme's Planning Board. "You have said in every answer you are willing to work with us," she said. "All I've heard is 'BP, BP, BP.' It has been all yours: what we want, what we think, what we are going to do. What don't you understand? In our boards and our towns, you are not welcomed."
After the energy company BP proposed a new wind project that would affect the Jefferson County towns of Cape Vincent and Lyme, the town of Cape Vincent passed strict new regulations for commercial wind turbines.
The state Public Service Commission has rejected BP Wind Energy's public involvement program plan for the proposed Cape Vincent Wind Farm. In a letter Wednesday, the state agency asked the company to broaden its outreach efforts and submit a revised plan.