Based on the size range of potential units, the maximum blade-tip height was
estimated to be 425 feet and the rotor width (diameter) estimated to be 300 feet (per the 3.0 MW
The Project also included the construction of approximately 29 miles of gravel
access roads, 44 miles of underground interconnect cables, an electrical substation, and anoperations and maintenance building. An approximately 9 mile long (34.5 kV to 115 kV)
overhead transmission line would be constructed to connect the Project with the existing
transmission grid and electrical substation in the Town of Lyme.
Once operational, the Project will become a significant source of renewable
energy to the New York power grid, facilitating compliance with the New York State PublicService Commission Order 03-E-0188, issued on September 24, 2004, which created the New
York State Retail Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).
The purpose of the RPS is to increase the proportion of electricity from renewableenergy sources in New York State to 25 percent by the end of 2013.
The Project also supports several objectives identified in the 2002 State Energy
Plan, including the creation of economic growth, energy diversity, and a cleaner and healthier
The benefits of the proposed Project also include significant positive air quality
impacts. By eliminating pollutants and greenhouse gases during the production of electricity, the
Project will benefit ecological and water resources, as well as human health.
Specifically, the Project is estimated to result in annual reductions of
of nitrogen oxides, 391 tons of sulfur dioxide, and substantial
of other pollutants including particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic