Heritage Wind Community Grant Program  Now Accepting Applications For Spring 2021 Grant Cycle

The Heritage Wind Community Grant Program is now accepting applications for its Spring 2021 grant cycle. The program provided more than $20,000 last year to support local organizations working to build healthy communities, increase environmental sustainability, foster economic development, and promote education, including the following: Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance (COVA) United Way of Orleans County Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension Supportive Care of Orleans Medina Central School District Barre Volunteer Fire Department Christ Community Kitchen ARC of Genesee/Orleans Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum Orleans Community Health Foundation Barre Historical Committee Grants are typically awarded in $250 to $4,000 increments, with priority given to proposals that demonstrate meaningful impacts to the greatest number of area residents. We will be accepting applications until April 25, 2021 on our website: https://www.heritagewindpower.com/grant. The focus areas for the Heritage Wind Community Grant Program are as follows: Building Healthy Communities – Programs that support public health, good government, open communication, citizen resources, and/or enhance the quality of life in the community. Economic Development – Apex Clean Energy supports and encourages the entrepreneurial spirit. It is part of our mission to serve as a catalyst for economic opportunity and development within the communities where we operate. Environmental Sustainability – Programs that possess a strong link to environmental revitalization, sustainability, or education thereof, empower residents to be stewards of the environment, and/or encourage partnerships to address environmental concerns and sustainability.  Promoting Education – Programs that support educational institutions, the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and training programs for careers in the wind industry. This may include curriculum development, literacy, school readiness, and other initiatives that help students grow into young leaders. Vocational training institutions that help build a skilled workforce are also included and encouraged to apply. Local organizations working in the Town of Barre or the broader Orleans County community are encouraged to apply.

Heritage Wind Files Section 94-c Transfer Application

BARRE, NY – January 14, 2021 – Apex Clean Energy’s Heritage Wind project has filed its application with the Office of Renewable Energy Siting to transfer its Article 10 permit application to the new Section 94-c permitting process. Because Heritage Wind’s application was previously deemed complete on December 8, 2020 under the Article 10 process, its transfer application shall also be deemed complete in accordance with Section 94-c. The comprehensive Article 10 permit application filed for the project consisted of 41 exhibits as well as numerous supporting figures, graphics, and studies. The full application and supplemental materials can be found on the project website at www.heritagewindpower.com. Continue reading

Eight Local Organizations Awarded Heritage Wind Community Grants

ALBION, NY – September 22, 2020 – Heritage Wind and Apex Clean Energy are pleased to announce eight Orleans County-based organizations as the recipients of Heritage Wind Community Grant Program funds from the program’s Summer 2020 grant cycle. These funds are designed to support community organizations in the following areas: Building Healthy Communities, Economic Development, Environmental Sustainability, and Promoting Education. Continue reading

Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter endorses Heritage Wind project

September 16, 2020 – After an extensive review of the project’s public benefits and impacts, New York’s largest environmental advocacy organization has announced its support for Apex Clean Energy’s Heritage Wind project. Continue reading

Heritage Wind Community Grant Program now accepting applications for Summer 2020 grant cycle

July 15, 2020 – Apex Clean Energy and Heritage Wind are pleased to announce the opening of the Summer 2020 grant cycle for the Heritage Wind Community Grant Program. The program was launched this past spring to help small businesses and nonprofits in the Town of Barre and Orleans County. During the Spring 2020 grant cycle the program supported a number of programs including: A $4,000 grant to the Orleans Community Health Foundation for the purchase of PPE sterilization equipment at Medina Memorial Hospital A $2,500 grant that was matched by $2,000 in donations from area landowners to the United Way of Orleans County for their “United We Help” program A $1,000 grant to the Barre Historical Committee for establishing a permanent home for the town’s historical artifacts. Continue reading

Heritage Wind partners with landowners to raise $4,500 for the United Way of Orleans County

ALBION, NY – May 28, 2020 – In late April Heritage Wind put out a call to the local farmers and landowners working with it in Orleans County – the project would match dollar-for-dollar any contributions made to support the United Way of Orleans County’s “United We Help” fund. Local landowners answered the call, donating $2,000 to the fund in the past month. Those donations were matched by a $2,500 contribution from Heritage Wind and Apex Clean Energy. Continue reading

Heritage Wind partners with Orleans Community Health Foundation to protect front-line health workers

ALBION, NY– April 20, 2020 – Apex Clean Energy and Heritage Wind have awarded a special grant to the Orleans Community Health Foundation in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The $4,000 grant will help the foundation secure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sterilization equipment and other resources as needed to assist in the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic at Medina Memorial Hospital. Continue reading

Apex Clean Energy Announces Launch of Heritage Wind Community Grant Program

Grants will support programs and organizations serving the Town of Barre & Orleans County in the areas of public health, economic development, sustainability, and education Continue reading

Heritage Wind Files Article 10 Permit Application

BARRE, NY – March 13, 2020 – After an extensive period of public outreach and engagement, project engineering, and numerous studies, Apex Clean Energy’s Heritage Wind project filed its Article 10 permit application with the New York State Board on Electric Generating Siting and the Environment (Siting Board). The first project to file an Article 10 application this year, Heritage Wind would consist of 33 wind turbines located within the Town of Barre in Orleans County. If approved and built, the project would connect to the New York State electrical grid via an interconnection substation that would be constructed within the town along the existing National Grid Lockport-to-Mortimer 115 kV power line. Continue reading

Heritage Wind Posts Community Forum Materials

Albion, NY – March 29, 2019 – Heritage Wind has posted the information from its February 28 Community Forum at the Carl I. Bergerson Middle School Auditorium. The PowerPoint, Video, Transcript and Full Question and Answer Document can be found at https://www.heritagewindpower.com/february_28_community_forum.   The information session introduced further information on Heritage Wind’s proposed project in the Town of Barre, New York, in Orleans County. The program was conducted by a professional moderator and included a panel of professionals comprising Apex Clean Energy development team members and experts speaking on the topics of wildlife, sound, infrastructure, shadow flicker, and the permitting process.   A Q&A session was led by the moderator after the panel presentation. Audience members had the opportunity to submit their questions before and during the program for the moderator to pose to panel members about the project. Questions that went unanswered due to time constraints are part of what has been posted.   “Our intent with the forum and this extensive follow-up is to be as transparent as possible and to give residents and stakeholders the facts and data they need,” said Apex Director of Northeast Development Neil Habig. “We look forward to continued outreach to the community of Barre.”