New York, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Noble Environmental Power, a leading wind energy developer, announced that it will break ground this week on New York State’s four newest windparks. Combined, the windparks located in Clinton, Franklin and Wyoming counties will be capable of generating 351 megawatts (MW) of energy using 234 General Electric 1.5-MW wind turbines.
In addition, the projects represent a US $702 million investment in renewable energy that will provide an estimated total of US $305 million in new revenue to the local host communities over the next 20 years.
“We are looking forward to formally breaking ground on these projects,” said Walt Howard, CEO of Noble Environmental Power. “Each of these windparks marks another step toward a clean energy future for New York, and each windpark will help strengthen the upstate economy by creating jobs and bringing income to the local communities.”
The four new windparks include:
Noble Altona Windpark (Clinton County)
– 65 turbines, 97.5 MW
– Enough power for 32,500 average homes
– US $75 million in local economic benefits
Noble Chateaugay Windpark and the Noble Bellmont Windpark (Franklin County)
– Combined, 85 turbines and 127.5 MW
– Enough power for 42,500 average homes
– US $153 million in local economic benefits
Noble Wethersfield Windpark (Wyoming County)
– 84 turbines, 126 MW
– Enough power for 42,000 average homes
– US $77.5 million in local economic benefits