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$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
$75,000+ shared annually between the Town of Maryland, the Otsego County IDA, and Schenevus Central School District
$90,000+ paid annually to local landowners participating in the Project
$20,000+ in additional annual payments made to Project neighbors
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.
Construction activities will take approximately 12 months.
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.
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.
Landowners and host communities are never responsible for the costs associated with removing wind turbines once they’ve reached their end of life cycle.
Wind turbine noise may be one of the most misunderstood issues related to wind energy projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.