Smokey Ave Wind

Community-scale wind energy in Otsego County

Project Details







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June 2021

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Community Investment

Hoffman Falls Wind offers significant financial contributions to critical local budgets

Host Community Benefit Payments

$75,000+ paid annually to the Town of Maryland through a Host Community Benefit Agreement, in additional to monthly utility bill rebates for Town residents


PILOT Payments

$75,000+ shared annually between the Town of Maryland, the Otsego County IDA, and Schenevus Central School District


Lease Payments

$90,000+ paid annually to local landowners participating in the Project


Shared Community Payment Program

$20,000+ in additional annual payments made to Project neighbors

Project Timeline

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    2020-2023: 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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    2023-2024: Construction

    Construction activities will take approximately 12 months.

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    2025-2050: 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.



NYS Wind Energy Guidebook

The Wind Energy Guidebook helps local decision makers and other members of your community understand the process for wind energy development in New York State. It provides objective information on wind energy basics, regulations, and more.


Fact Sheet: Turbine Decommissioning

Landowners and host communities are never responsible for the costs associated with removing wind turbines once they’ve reached their end of life cycle.


Fact Sheet: Wind Energy & Sound

Wind turbine noise may be one of the most misunderstood issues related to wind energy projects.


Friends of Upstate NY Wind

Friends of Upstate NY Wind is a diverse group of organizations with a shared interest in providing accurate information about wind energy and wind energy projects in Upstate New York.


Office of Renewable Energy Siting

The Office of Renewable Energy Siting is responsible for setting the rules and regulations for permitting renewable energy projects larger than 20 MW in New York State.


American Clean Power Association

Formerly the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the American Clean Power Association has resources, news and information about the wind energy industry in the United States.


Western NY Health & Wind Energy Forum

ACE NY, New Yorkers for Clean Power, NY League of Conservation Voters, and Union of Concerned Scientists hosted a forum on health and wind energy in Buffalo, NY on November 21, 2019, with host community members and top scientists.


Wind Power: An Economic Engine for Rural NY

Take a tour through wind farms across New York and hear from local farmers about why they chose wind energy for their businesses and community. Learn more about how Towns and School Districts are putting revenues from wind projects to good use.

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you!

Molly Dunton

Project Developer

Get in Touch

T: (603) 491-1265