Blue Hill Wind

Community-scale wind energy in Central New York

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September 2021: Virtual Open House

Following our first in-person Open House for Blue Hill Wind in July 2021, Liberty staff invite you to join us virtually on Tuesday, September 21, 2021! Access details are below.

To accommodate stakeholders with limited mobility or COVID-19 concerns, and to ensure maximum community participation, Liberty hosts public virtual events to follow up all in-person Open Houses. This event will cover the materials and information shared during the first event (and available on this website), as well as updates on the Project’s progress.

Blue Hill Wind Virtual Open House: Tuesday 9/21/21 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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August 2021: Open House Summary

On Tuesday, July 13th, Liberty hosted the first public open house for the Blue Hill Wind project. Below you can find a short summary of the event, as well as links to the materials shared.

  • Roughly 40 people attended, and the feedback received was primarily positive.
  • Liberty Renewables had 8 staff and consultants present who could speak to different aspects of the project:
    • Molly Dunton, Project Developer, Liberty Renewables
    • Augusta Mead, Jr. Project Developer, Liberty Renewables
    • Toni Secreti, Project Coordinator, Liberty Renewables
    • Diana Rood, Senior Land Agent, CanAcre
    • Meg Lee, Senior Environmental Analyst, EDR
    • Pat Heaton, Principal, Cultural Resources & GIS, EDR
    • Sarah Krisch, Senior Planner, EDR
    • Chris Hoyt, Project Scientist, Epsilon Associates (Noise & Shadow Flicker Analysis)
  • Common questions from residents included:
    • Where exactly will the turbines be located?
      • Liberty has proposed turbine locations, but is still working to finalize these locations as we work through our environmental permit application. A draft site layout with these locations will be shared as soon as possible.
    • What kind of upgrades can we expect to see on the local grid?
      • The project will need to make various investments into the local grid infrastructure, including upgrades to the NYSEG Morrisville Substation. No new overhead power lines will be built as a result of this project.
    • What is the land use impact of the project?
      • Each turbine will require roughly 1 acre of land at the base of the tower, as well as an additional .5 – 1 acre of land for other infrastructure such as access roads and collection (i.e. power) lines. Liberty estimates about 12 acres of land will be required for Blue Hill Wind once construction is completed. Existing roads will be used wherever possible, and all collection lines will be buried at least 4 feet deep.
  • Other feedback on the project included:
    • Host next event in the Village of Morrisville to reach more local residents
    • Improve project-specific branding to distinguish Blue Hill from other wind and solar projects in development in Madison County

We want to thank everyone who came out! Feedback from communities like yours helps us improve our projects. Please stay tuned for more information on opportunities to engage with our staff, and don’t hesitate to reach out using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Poster: Blue Hill Wind

Poster: About Liberty

Poster: NY State 94-c Permit Process

Poster: NY State Noise Regulations

Handout: Blue Hill Permitting Process

July 2021: You're Invited!

We are in the early stages of developing a new project in Eaton and want to connect with you. Liberty staff and regional experts will be available during the event to provide information, answer your questions and address any concerns. Food, drink, and materials to be provided. We hope to see you there!

WHEN: Tuesday July 13th, 2021 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Nichols Pond County Park (5797 Nichols Pond Road Canastota, NY)
WHO: Residents of all ages from Eaton and Morrisville are welcome

Please reach out with any questions or concerns, we’d love to hear from you!

Molly Dunton
Project Developer

Download event flyer

June 2021: Summer Newsletter

The first project newsletter for Blue Hill Wind is now available:

Download Blue Hill Wind Project Newsletter (Summer 2021)

Community Investment

Blue Hill Wind offers significant financial contributions to critical local budgets

Host Community Benefit Payments

paid annually to the Town of Eaton through a Host Community Benefit Agreement, in additional to monthly utility bill rebates for Eaton residents


PILOT Payments

shared annually between the Town of Eaton, the Madison County IDA, and the Morrisville-Eaton School District


Lease Payments

paid annually to local landowners participating in the Project


Shared Community Payment Program

additional annual payments made to Project neighbors

Project Timeline

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    2020-2024: Development

    Development activities include community engagement, land leasing, wind resource assessments, environmental studies, interconnection studies, New York State Section 94-C permit process, and local permitting.

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    2025-2026: Construction

    Construction activities will take approximately 12 months.

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    2027-2052+: Operations

    Post-construction monitoring for wildlife, sound, and other environmental compliance measures will continue for 2 years. The project will have an operational lifespan of at least 25 years.

Project Resources


Project Consultation Map

Proposed turbine locations are still being finalized and are subject to change during the environmental permitting process. This map shows a rough outline of the project boundary, including properties that may host turbines or other infrastructure in the future as well as properties that will not.


Frequently Asked Questions

Developed from real questions we received from local residents, these frequently asked questions and answers provide more detail on the proposed project.

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you!

Scott Biggar

Development Manager