The 79.7-MW Roaring Brook Wind farm is now operational in Martinsburg, New York.
Roaring Brook Wind was developed by Avangrid Renewables and is comprised of 20 wind turbines spread across approximately 4,700 acres. After starting operations in October 2021, the project will generate more than 229,000 MWh of renewable energy annually, enough to power over 31,000 homes.
“Roaring Brook Wind is another example of New York’s commitment to growing our clean energy economy and highlights a North Country wind project that is powering thousands of upstate residents and businesses with clean, renewable energy,” said NYSERDA President and CEO Doreen M. Harris. “Under Governor Hochul’s leadership, the State remains steadfast in its commitment to work with local governments and community stakeholders throughout the development of all our large-scale renewable energy projects to ensure they proceed in a way that supports community goals, brings economic benefits, and avoids significant impacts to wildlife and the environment.”
New York’s advancement of renewable energy has resulted in significant private investment and new jobs and economic development for local communities in more than 30 counties across the state. Through a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreement with the Lewis County Industrial Development Agency for this project, Avangrid Renewables will make annual payments of more than $600,000, escalating over 30 years to more than $1 million, to be shared among the Town of Martinsburg (30%), the Lowville Academy and Central School District (37%), and Lewis County (33%). The project will also deliver an estimated $22 million in total landowner payments to 35 landowners over the next 30 years. Roaring Brook Wind complements efforts by the North Country Regional Economic Development Council to encourage and support economic growth in the region’s small cities and rural communities.
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