Eight Point Wind
Proposed by an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, an affiliate of NextEra Energy Inc., the Eight Point Wind Energy Center will have a maximum generating capability of 101.8 megawatts (MW) from an estimated 31 wind turbines located on land leased from owners of private property located in the towns of Greenwood and West Union in Steuben County, New York.
The Eight Point Wind Energy Center is expected to:
- Deliver new jobs, taxes and economic development to towns within the project area and Steuben County.
- Strengthen Steuben County’s position as a leader in renewable energy and help New York meet its renewable energy goals.
With a nearly 30-year track record of safely building and operating wind energy centers, NextEra Energy Resources is the right partner for Steuben County. In addition to owning and operating 110 wind farms in the United States and Canada, the company operates power plants in New York.
Permitting and approval for the Eight Point Wind energy center is overseen by two separate New York State processes:
The Power NY Act of 2011 established a process for the siting of electric generating facilities and re-powering projects. As part of the process, a multi-agency Siting Board is charged with streamlining the permitting process for power plants of 25 megawatts (MW) or greater. The Power NY Act also encourages investments in clean plants and affords communities more opportunities to participate in the siting process. Learn more…
Article VII of the New York Public Service Law sets forth a review process for the consideration of any application to construct and operate a major utility transmission facility. The law defines major utility transmission facilities according to technical criteria including capacity and above-ground length. Learn more…