INTRODUCING HERITAGE WIND
Apex Clean Energy is assessing the potential for Heritage Wind, a wind energy project in Barre, New York. Apex has spent the past few years in Orleans County talking to hundreds of people who have shown significant interest in wind energy. A project such as Heritage Wind can bring the community together in economic development while enhancing its agricultural roots.
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ABOUT HERITAGE WIND
With support from the Barre community, Heritage Wind could generate 200 megawatts of clean, homegrown energy. Local wind data confirms that the area under consideration is ideal for a project of this size, which would produce enough safe, pollution-free energy to power up to 53,000 New York homes.
AN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR ORLEANS COUNTY
Heritage Wind would create jobs and generate an entirely new source of long-term revenue for schools, government, and landowners. The total direct financial impact to the region is likely to be in the millions of dollars over about 30 years, with additional indirect economic benefits greatly exceeding that number.
Developed and constructed with private capital, the project is expected to enter a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement with the local tax jurisdictions and a Host Community Agreement (HCA) with the town. These payments to the taxing jurisdictions for a 200 MW project are projected to total over $1.5 million per year.
Landowners with wind facilities on their property would receive annual lease payments. These payments would continue over the projected 30-year lifespan of the wind farm, injecting millions of dollars into the economies of Niagara County and Orleans County to support local merchants, contractors, equipment suppliers, auto dealers, and others.
The power from Heritage Wind would be delivered into the New York electrical grid, which is managed by the New York ISO (NYISO).