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Monday, January 18, 2010

252-megawatt Galloo Island Wind Farm moving ahead

Upstate NY Power Corp. has said the 84-turbine, 252-megawatt Galloo Island Wind Farm project in Jefferson County, NY is moving along with required approvals and is expected to create up to 250 construction jobs during the next three summers of construction.

The project will be about the same size as Wolfe Island Wind Farm, the second largest wind farm in Canada, developed by the Canadian Renewable Energy Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc.  That wind farm, located directly on Wolfe Island, a few kilometres off the shore of Kingston, Ontario, is a 197.8 MW plant comprised of 86 wind turbines, each turbine with a rated capacity of 2,300 kilowatts.  Wolfe Island is located just across the water, accessible by ferry from Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, NY.  Together, the Galloo Island and Wolfe Island Wind Farms will be among the largest concentrations of wind production in the east.

There are more than 500 wind turbines already in operation in the North Country, including Maple Ridge Wind Farm in Lewis County and other wind projects in Clinton County.