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SENATOR PATTY RITCHIE
48TH DISTRICTOSWEGO, JEFFERSON, ST. LAWRENCE COUNTIES
April 25, 2011Hon. Jaclyn A. BrillingSecretary to the CommissionNew York State Public Service CommissionAgency Building 3
Albany, NY 12223-1350
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Re: Application for Stakeholder and Interested Party status related to Case 09-T-0049and others concerning Galloo Island power production and transmission projects
Dear Commissioners:I am writing to you to request Stakeholder and Interested Party status under Article VII of the
Public Service Law related to the applications by Upstate NY Power Corporation for theproposed Galloo Island power production and transmission projects in Jefferson and Oswego
Counties, and any other separate proceedings related to this matter.
I am the duly elected State Senator representing the communities affected by this project. My
predecessor, Senator Darrel Aubertine, along with other state representatives from the region,was previously recognized as a Stakeholder and Interested Party to these proceedings.
Since assuming office in January 2011, I have had opportunity to discuss this project withrepresentatives of Upstate NY Power Corp., the New York Power Authority, community
residents, and state, county and local representatives from the affected areas.
I have listened to their concerns, and shared with them my position relative to wind powergeneration, and this project, in particular. I am not a champion of unrestricted wind power
development, especially when it impacts environmentally, culturally or historically sensitivoa
areas and communities. I believe projects of this type deserve a full and complete review, withample opportunity for local community and public input, and full consideration of the impacts of
these projects on property owners and area residents.
As a result of these discussions, I was pleased that the developer has agreed to a subaquatic routeto transmit power generated by the Galloo Island facility. This is the preference of most affected
communities, and my preference as well.
ALBANY OFFICE: ROOM 815 LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING ALBANY NEW YORK 12247 618)
U JEFFERSON COUNTY OFFICE: 317 WASHINGTON STREET. ROOM 418, WATERTOWN, NEW YORK 13601 13151
U OSWEGO COUNTY OFFICE: 46 EAST BRIDGE STREET, FIRST FLOOR OSWEGO NEW YORK 13126 f3151 342-2507
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