Publicly Available Radar Results for Proposed Wind Sites in New York

Spring
Map Number 1 2 3 4* 5 ** 7 8 9 11 11 13 15 16 18 * 19 20 ** 21 22 25 26

Location
Chautauqua, Chautauqua County Alabama, Genesee County High Sheldon, Wyoming County Wethersfield, Wyoming County Wethersfield, Wyoming County (Noble) Centerville, Allegany County Dairy Hills, Wyoming County Howard, Steuben County Prattsburgh, Steuben County (Ecogen) Windfarm Prattsburgh, Steuben County West Hill, Madison County Jordanville, Herkimer County Top Notch, Herkimer County Noble C/E/A, Clinton County Marble River, Clinton County Chateaugay, Franklin County Clayton, Jefferson County Cape Vincent, Jefferson County New Grange, Chautauqua County Moresville, Delaware County Mean

Number Mean Passage Mean % Targets Mean Dates of Days Rate Flight Below Turbine Flight Sampled Sampled (targets/km/hr) Altitude Height (m) Direction
4/15-5/15 4/15-5/31 4/15-5/29 4/20-5/14 4/15-5/30 4/15-5/30 4/15-5/31 4/16-5/30 4/24-5/23 4/26-6/1 4/16-5/30 4/15-5/30 4/15-5/30 4/15-5/29 4/15-5/29 4/17-5/31 4/15-5/30 4/27-6/8 4/25-6/8 4/16-5/30 30 40 38 xx 44 42 40 42 30 20 41 40 40 40 39 35 36 39 41 35 37.5 395 111 (200 vertical) 112 41 324 290 117 (234 vertical) 440 170 277 160 409 509 110 254 360 450 166 (191 vertical) 175 (635 vertical) 210 254.02 528 m 413 m 418 m xx 355 m 351 m 397 m 426 m 319 m 370 m 291 m 371 m 419 m 338 m 422 m 409 m 443 m 441 m 450 m 431 m 399.6 4% (125) 14% (125) 6% (120) xx 19% (125) 16% (125) 15% (125) 13% (125) 18% (125) 16% (125) 25% (118) 21% (125) 20% (125) 20% (125) 11% (120) 18% (120) 14% (150) 14% (125) 13% (125) 8% (125) 15.00% 29° 35.1° 25° xx 12° 22° 14.4° 27° 18° 22° 31° 40° 44° 30° 40° 48° 30° 34° 17.5° 46° 29.7°

Year
2003 2005 2005 1999 2006 2006 2005 2006 2004 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2006 2005 2007 2007 2005

* Operational (Of C/E/A, Clinton and Ellenburg only) ** Currently under construction

xx = values not available or not comparable

NYSDEC 5/29/2008

Publicly Available Radar Results for Proposed Wind Sites in New York
Fall
Map Number 2 3 4* 5 ** 6* 7 8 9 10 ** 11 11 13 15 16 17 * 18 * 19 20 ** 21 22 25 26 27

Location
Alabama, Genesee County High Sheldon, Wyoming County Wethersfield, Wyoming County Wethersfield, Wyoming County (Noble) Bliss, Allegany County Centerville, Allegany County Dairy Hills, Wyoming County Howard, Steuben County Dutch Hill, Steuben County Prattsburgh, Steuben County (Ecogen) Windfarm Prattsburgh, Steuben County West Hill, Madison County Jordanville, Herkimer County Top Notch, Herkimer County Maple Ridge, Lewis County Noble C/E/A, Clinton County Marble River, Clinton County Chateaugay, Franklin County Clayton, Jefferson County Cape Vincent, Jefferson County New Grange, Chautauqua County Moresville, Delaware County Allegany, Cattaraugus County Mean

Number Mean Passage Mean % Targets Mean Dates of Days Rate Flight Below Turbine Flight Sampled Sampled (targets/km/hr) Altitude Height (m) Direction
8/15-10/15 9/1-10/14 9/2-10/1 8/16-10/14 9/9-10/31 8/16-10/14 8/15-10/15 9/1-10/15 8/29-10/2 xx 8/26-11/3 9/3-10/11 9/1-10/15 9/2-10/15 8/5-10/3 8/15-10/13 9/1-10/15 9/1-10/15 9/2-10/15 8/15-10/15 8/16-10/17 8/18-9/25 9/2-10/20 59 36 xx 56 8 57 57 39 21 45 30 31 38 38 xx 57 38 35 37 60 57 48 46 67 (165 vertical) 197 168 256 444 259 64 (170 vertical) 481 535 200 193 732 380 691 166 197 152 643 418 346 112 (178 vertical) 315 451 489 m 422 m xx 344 m 411 m 305 m 466 m 491 m 358 m 365 m 516 m 664 m 440 m 516 m 430 m 333 m 438 m 431 m 475 m 490 m 458 m 494 m 382 m 11% (125) 3% (120) xx 11% (125) 13% (125) 12% (125) 10% (125) 5% (125) 11% (125) 9% (125) 3% (125) 2% (118) 6% (125) 4% (125) 7.2% (?) 12% (125) 5% (120) 8% (120) 10% (150) 8% (125) 10% (125) 3% (125) 10% (125) 14% (150) 8.1% (all) 8.6% (125) 12% (150) 5% (118-120, ?) 8.3% (125) 219.4° 213° xx 203° southwest 208° 180° 185° 215° 177° 188° 223° 208° 198° 195° 162° 193° 212° 168° 209.2° 207.8° 251° 230°

Year
2005 2005 1999 2006 2005 2006 2005 2005 2006 2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 2004 2005 2005 2006 2005 2006 2007 2005 2007

Mean without Bliss (few sampling days) Currently operational, no studies conducted Fenner wind farm, Madison County Madison wind farm, Madison County Munnsville wind farm, Madison County Steel Winds, Erie County

42.5 44.3

324.7 319.2

441.7 443.2

202.2° n/a

12 14 23 24

xx = values not available or not comparable * Operational (Of C/E/A Clinton and Ellenburg only) ** Currently under construction NYSDEC 10/7/2008

Publicly Available Radar Results for Proposed Wind Sites in New York--Spring
Map Number 1 25 2 3 4* 5 ** 8 7 9 11 11

Spring Western New York
Chautauqua, Chautauqua County New Grange, Chautauqua County Alabama, Genesee County High Sheldon, Wyoming County Wethersfield, Wyoming County Wethersfield, Wyoming County (Noble) Dairy Hills, Wyoming County Centerville, Allegany County Howard, Steuben County Prattsburgh, Steuben County (Ecogen) Windfarm Prattsburgh, Steuben County

Mean Number Mean Passage Dates Flight Rate of Days Sampled Sampled (targets/km/hr) Altitude
4/15-5/15 4/25-6/8 4/15-5/31 4/15-5/29 4/20-5/14 4/15-5/30 4/15-5/31 4/15-5/30 4/16-5/30 4/24-5/23 4/26-6/1 Mean 30 41 40 38 xx 44 40 42 42 30 20 36.7 395 175 (635 vertical) 111 (200 vertical) 112 41 324 117 (234 vertical) 290 440 170 277 222.9 528 m 450 m 413 m 418 m xx 355 m 397 m 351 m 426 m 319 m 370 m 402.7 m

% Targets Below Turbine Height (m)
4% (125) 13% (125) 14% (125) 6% (120) xx 19% (125) 15% (125) 16% (125) 13% (125) 18% (125) 16% (125) 13.40%

Mean Flight Direction
29° 17.5° 35.1° 25° xx 12° 14.4° 22° 27° 18° 22° 22.2°

Year
2003 2007 2005 2005 1999 2006 2005 2006 2006 2004 2005

Map Number 13 15 16 26

Spring Central New York
West Hill, Madison County Jordanville, Herkimer County Top Notch, Herkimer County Moresville, Delaware County

Mean Number Mean Passage Dates Flight Rate of Days Sampled Sampled (targets/km/hr) Altitude
4/16-5/30 4/15-5/30 4/15-5/30 4/16-5/30 Mean 41 40 40 35 39 160 409 509 210 322 291 m 371 m 419 m 431 m 378 m

% Targets Below Turbine Height (m)
25% (118) 21% (125) 20% (125) 8% (125) 18.5%

Mean Flight Direction
31° 40° 44° 46° 40.25°

Year
2005 2005 2005 2005

Map Number 18 * 19 20 **

Spring Northern New York
Noble C/E/A, Clinton County Marble River, Clinton County Chateaugay, Franklin County

Mean Number Mean Passage Dates Flight Rate of Days Sampled Sampled (targets/km/hr) Altitude
4/15-5/29 4/15-5/29 4/17-5/31 Mean 40 39 35 38 110 254 360 241.3 338 m 422 m 409 m 389.7 m

% Targets Below Turbine Height (m)
20% (125) 11% (120) 18% (120) 16.3%

Mean Flight Direction
30° 40° 48° 39.3°

Year
2005 2005 2006

Map Number 21 22

Spring Eastern Lake Ontario
Clayton, Jefferson County Cape Vincent, Jefferson County

Mean Number Mean Passage Dates Flight Rate of Days Sampled Sampled (targets/km/hr) Altitude
4/15-5/30 4/27-6/8 Mean 36 39 37.5 450 166 (191 vertical) 308 443 m 441 m 442 m

% Targets Below Turbine Height (m)
14% (150) 14% (125) 14%

Mean Flight Direction
30° 34° 32°

Year
2005 2007

Overall Spring Mean

37.5

254.02

399.6

15.00%

29.7°

* Operational (Of C/E/A, Clinton and Ellenburg only) ** Currently under construction

xx = values not available or not comparable

NYSDEC 4/28/2008

Publicly Available Radar Results for Proposed Wind Sites in New York--Fall
Map Number 25 2 3 4* 5 ** 8 6* 7 9 10 ** 11 11 27

Fall Western New York
New Grange, Chautauqua County Alabama, Genesee County High Sheldon, Wyoming County Wethersfield, Wyoming County Wethersfield, Wyoming County (Noble) Dairy Hills, Wyoming County Bliss, Allegany County Centerville, Allegany County Howard, Steuben County Dutch Hill, Steuben County Prattsburgh, Steuben County (Ecogen) Windfarm Prattsburgh, Steuben County Allegany, Cattaraugus County

Mean Number Mean Passage Dates Flight Rate of Days Sampled Sampled (targets/km/hr) Altitude
8/16-10/17 8/15-10/15 9/1-10/14 9/2-10/1 8/16-10/14 8/15-10/15 9/9-10/31 8/16-10/14 9/1-10/15 8/29-10/2 xx 8/26-11/3 9/2-10/20 Mean Mean w/o Bliss 57 59 36 xx 56 57 8 57 39 21 45 30 46 42.6 45.7 112 (178 vertical) 67 (165 vertical) 197 168 256 64 (170 vertical) 444 259 481 535 200 193 451 263.6 248.6 458 m 489 m 422 m xx 344 m 466 m 411 m 305 m 491 m 358 m 365 m 516 m 382 m 417.3 417.8 m

% Targets Below Turbine Height (m)

Mean Flight Direction

Year
2007 2005 2005 1999 2006 2005 2005 2006 2005 2006 2004 2004 2007

10% (125) 207.8° 11% (125) 219.4° 3% (120) 213° xx xx 11% (125) 203° 10% (125) 180° 13% (125) southwest 12% (125) 208° 5% (125) 185° 11% (125) 215° 9% (125) 177° 3% (125) 188° 10% (125) 14% (150) 230° 9.4% 9.1% 196.9° n/a

Map Number 13 15 16 26

Fall Central New York
West Hill, Madison County Jordanville, Herkimer County Top Notch, Herkimer County Moresville, Delaware County

Mean Number Mean Passage Dates Flight Rate of Days Sampled Sampled (targets/km/hr) Altitude
9/3-10/11 9/1-10/15 9/2-10/15 8/18-9/25 Mean 31 38 38 48 38.8 732 380 691 315 529.5 664 m 440 m 516 m 494 m 528.5 m

% Targets Below Turbine Height (m)
2% 6% 4% 3% (118) (125) (125) (125)

Mean Flight Direction
223° 208° 198° 251° 220°

Year
2005 2005 2005 2005

3.8%

Map Number 18 * 19 20 **

Fall Northern New York
Noble C/E/A, Clinton County Marble River, Clinton County Chateaugay, Franklin County

Mean Number Mean Passage Dates Flight Rate of Days Sampled Sampled (targets/km/hr) Altitude
8/15-10/13 9/1-10/15 9/1-10/15 Mean 57 38 35 43.3 197 152 643 330.7 333 m 438 m 431 m 400.7 m

% Targets Below Turbine Height (m)
12% (125) 5% (120) 8% (120) 8.3%

Mean Flight Direction
162° 193° 212° 189°

Year
2005 2005 2006

Map Number 17 * 21 22

Fall Eastern Lake Ontario
Maple Ridge, Lewis County Clayton, Jefferson County Cape Vincent, Jefferson County

Mean Number Mean Passage Dates Flight Rate of Days Sampled Sampled (targets/km/hr) Altitude
8/5-10/3 9/2-10/15 8/15-10/15 Mean xx 37 60 48.5 166 418 346 (346 vertical) 310 430 m 475 m 490 m 465 m

% Targets Below Turbine Height (m)
7.2% (?) 10% (150) 8% (125) 8.4%

Mean Flight Direction
195° 168° 209.2° 190.7°

Year
2004 2005 2006

Overall Fall Mean Mean without Bliss (few sampling days) 12 14 23 24 Fenner wind farm, Madison County Madison wind farm, Madison County Munnsville wind farm, Madison County Steel Winds, Erie County

42.4 44.2

318.9 312.9

444.6 446.3

7.77% 7.51%

200.8° n/a

Currently operational, no studies conducted Currently operational, no studies conducted Currently operational, no studies conducted Currently operational, no studies conducted

xx = values not available or not comparable

* Operational (Of C/E/A, Clinton and Ellenburg only) ** Currently under construction

NYSDEC 10/7/2008

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References for Radar Data
Cooper, B.A., T. J. Mabee, A. A. Stickney, J. E. Shook. 2003. A Visual and Radar Study of 2003 Spring Bird Migration at the Proposed Chautauqua Wind Energy Facility, New York. Final Report prepared by ABR Inc. for Chautauqua Windpower LLC. Young, D. P., C. S. Nations, V. K. Poulton, J. Kerns. 2007. Avian and Bat Studies for the Proposed Alabama Ledge Wind Project, Genesee County, New York. Final Report prepared by WEST, Inc. for Horizon Wind Energy. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2006. A Spring and Summer 2005 Radar and Acoustic Survey of Bat Migration at the Proposed High Sheldon Wind Farm in Sheldon, New York. Prepared for TetraTech EC, Inc and Invenergy, LLC. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2006. A Fall 2005 Radar Survey of Bird Migration at the Proposed High Sheldon Wind Farm in Sheldon, New York. Prepared for Invenergy, LLC. Cooper, B.A., and T.J. Mabee. 2000. Bird Migration near Proposed Wind Turbine Sites at Wethersfield and Harrisburg, New York. Prepared for Niagara. Mohawk Power Corporation, Syracuse, NY, by ABR, Inc., Forest Grove, OR. 46 pp. Mabee, T. J., J. H. Plissner, B. A. Cooper. 2006. A Radar and Visual Study of Nocturnal Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Centerville and Wethersfield windparks, New York, Spring 2006. Prepared by ABR, Inc. for Ecology and Environment and Noble Environmental Power, LLC. Mabee, T. J., J. H. Plissner, J. B. Barna, B. A. Cooper. 2006. A Radar and Visual Study of Nocturnal Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Centerville and Wethersfield windparks, New York, Fall 2006. Final Report prepared by ABR, Inc. for Ecology and Environment and Noble Environmental Power, LLC Ecology and Environment, Inc. 2006. Avian and Bat Risk Assessment Bliss Windpark Town of Eagle, Wyoming County, New York. Prepared for Noble Environmental Power, LLC. Young, D. P., C. S. Nations, V. K. Poulton, J. Kerns, L. Pavalonis. 2006. Avian and Bat Studies for the Proposed Dairy Hills Wind Project, Wyoming County, New York. Final Report prepared by WEST, Inc. for Horizon Wind Energy. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2006. Spring 2006 Surveys of Birds and Bats at the Proposed Howard Wind Project in Howard, New York. Prepared for Howeard Wind, LLC c/o EverPower Global. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2006. A Fall 2005 Radar, Visual and Acoustic Survey of Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Howard Wind Project in Howard, New York. Prepared for EverPower Global. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2006. A Fall 2006 Survey of Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Dutch Hill Wind Project Cohocton, New York. Prepared for UPC Wind Management, LLC.

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Mabee, T. J., Plissner, J. H., Cooper, B. A. 2005. A Radar and Visual Study of Nocturnal Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Prattsbugh-Italy Wind Power Project, New York, Spring 2005. Final Report prepared by ABR, Inc. for Ecogen, LLC. Mabee, T. J., Plissner, J. H., Cooper, B. A. 2004. A Radar and Visual Study of Nocturnal Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Prattsbugh-Italy Wind Power Project, New York, Fall 2004. Final Report prepared by ABR, Inc. for Ecogen, LLC. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2005. A Spring 2005 Radar, Visual and Acoustic Survey of Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed WindFarm Prattsburgh Project in Prattsburgh, New York. Spring 2005 Report prepared for WindFarm Prattsburgh, LLC.

Roy, R. D., S. K. Pelletier, T. Peterson. 2005. A Fall 2004 Radar, Visual and Acoustic Survey of Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed WindFarm Prattsburgh Project in Prattsburgh, New York. Prepared by Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. for WindFarm Prattsburgh, LLC. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2005. A Spring 2005 Radar, Visual, and Acoustic Survey of Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Munnsville Wind Project, Munnsville, New York. Spring 2005 Report prepared for AES-EHN NY Wind, LLC. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2005. Summer and Fall 2005 Bird and Bat Surveys at the Proposed Munnsville Wind Project, Munnsville, New York. Fall 2005 Draft Report prepared for AES-EHN NY Wind, LLC. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2005. A Spring 2005 Radar and Acoustic Survey of Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Jordanville Wind Project in Jordanville, New York. Spring 2005 Report prepared for Community Energy, Inc. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2005. A Fall 2005 Radar and Acoustic Survey of Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Jordanville Wind Project in Stark and Warren, NY. Fall 2005 Final Report prepared for Community Energy, Inc. Woodlot Alternative, Inc. 2005. A Spring 2005 Radar Survey of Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Top Notch Wind Project in Fairfield, New York. Prepared for PPM Atlantic Renewable. Woodlot Alternative, Inc. 2005. Summer and Fall 2005 Radar and Acoustic Surveys of Bird and Bat Activity at the Proposed Top Notch Wind Project in Fairfield and Norway, New York. Prepared for PPM Atlantic Renewable. Mabee, T. J., J. H. Plissner, B. A. Cooper. 2005. A Radar and Visual Study of Nocturnal Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Flat Rock Wind Power Project, New York, Fall 2004. Prepared by ABR, Inc. for Atlantic Renewable Energy Coorporation Mabee, T. J., J. H. Plissner, B. A. Cooper, J. B. Barna. 2006. A Radar and Visual Study of Nocturnal Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Clinton County Windparks, New York, Spring and Fall 2005. Final Report prepared by ABR, Inc. for Ecology and Environment, Inc. and Noble Environmental Power, LLC. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2006. A Fall 2005 Radar, Visual, and Acoustic Survey of Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Marble River Wind Project in Clinton and Ellenburg, New York. Prepared for Marble River, LLC and Horizon Wind Energy. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2006. A Spring 2005 Radar, Visual, and Acoustic Survey of Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Marble River Wind Project in Clinton and Ellenburg, New York. Prepared for Marble River, LLC and Horizon Wind Energy.

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Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2006. Spring 2006 Radar Surveys at the Proposed Chateaugay Wind Park in Chateaugay, New York. Prepared for Noble Environmental Power, LLC and Ecology and Environment, Inc. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2006. Fall 2006 Radar Surveys at the Proposed Chateaugay Wind Park in Chateaugay, New York. Prepared for Noble Environmental Power, LLC and Ecology and Environment, Inc. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2005. A Spring 2005 Radar, Visual and Acoustic Survey of Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Clayton Wind Project. Spring 2005 Draft Report prepared for PPM Atlantic Renewable. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2005. A Fall 2005 Radar, Visual and Acoustic Survey of Bird and Bat Migration at the Proposed Clayton Wind Project. Draft Report prepared for PPM Atlantic Renewable. Young, D. P., J. J. Kerns, C. S. Nations, V. K. Poulton. 2007. Avian and Bat Studies for the Proposed Cape Vincent Wind Project Jefferson County, New York. Final Report prepared by WEST, Inc. for BP Alternative Energy. Kerns, J., D. P. Young, C. S. Nations, V. K. Poulton. 2008. Avian and Bat Studies for the Proposed New Grange Wind Project, Chautauqua County, New York. Final Report prepared by WEST, Inc. for New Grange Wind Farm LLC. Woodlot Alternatives, Inc. 2007. A Spring and Fall 2005 Radar and Acoustic Survey of Bird Migration at the Proposed Moresville Energy Center in Stamford and Roxbury, New York. Prepared for Invenergy LLC. Stantec Consulting. 2008. A Fall Bird and Bat Migration Survey Report, Visual, Radar, and Acoustic Bat Surveys for the Allegany Wind Project in Allegany, New York. Prepared for EverPower Renewables.

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Proposed and Existing Wind Farms in New York with Public Radar Data
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JEFFERSON

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18
CLINTON

19

FRANKLIN ST.LAWRENCE

ESSEX

17
LEWIS HAMILTON WARREN

OSWEGO

WASHINGTON

NIAGARA

ORLEANS ONEIDA MONROE GENESEE WAYNE

HERKIMER

2

ONONDAGA ONTARIO SENECA CAYUGA YATES CORTLAND TOMPKINS

23
MADISON

FULTON

SARATOGA

16 15
RENSSELAER

24

ERIE

3

WYOMING

4

8
LIVINGSTON

MONTGOMERY SCHENECTADY

OTSEGO SCHOHARIE CHENANGO ALBANY

CHAUTAUQUA

1

25
CATTARAUGUS ALLEGANY STEUBEN

SCHUYLER

26
GREENE COLUMBIA TIOGA BROOME DELAWARE

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CHEMUNG

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7

10 11

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SULLIVAN

ULSTER DUTCHESS

ORANGE

PUTNAM

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