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.”

APEX Clean Energy's Heritage Wind Receives NYSERDA Contract

Charlottesville, VA – December 6, 2018 – Apex Clean Energy today announced that its Heritage Wind project in the Town of Barre/Orleans County has been awarded a contract in the New York State Energy and Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) 2018 Clean Energy Standard Solicitation. NYSERDA evaluates the economic viability of projects bidding for power offtake contracts, and Heritage Wind’s award demonstrates NYSERDA’s confidence in the project. “Heritage Wind shows the promise and value of wind energy in New York,” said Mark Goodwin, president and chief executive officer of Apex. “With this award, the state is one step closer to its monumental clean energy goals. Apex is thrilled to play a role in helping New York achieve this milestone.” Today’s announcement supports both New York’s goal and Governor Cuomo’s mandate for 50 percent of the Empire State’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030. ### About Apex Clean Energy Apex Clean Energy develops, constructs, and operates utility-scale wind and solar power facilities across North America. Our mission-driven team of more than 200 renewable energy experts uses a data-focused approach and an unrivaled portfolio of projects to create solutions for the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking customers. For more information on how Apex is leading the transition to a clean energy future, visit apexcleanenergy.com. Media Contact Cat Mosley, Public Affairs Manager Apex Clean Energy (434) 942-575


Barre, New York – October 5, 2018 – Today, Heritage Wind shared the results of a community phone survey it conducted in July. The survey results suggest that more than twice as many people in Barre and the surrounding area support the Heritage Wind project as oppose it. Heritage Wind has chosen to disclose the results at this time because they so closely parallel the results of the recent Barre Community Survey conducted by the Town. “We did not want to release our results sooner, because we did not want to influence the Town of Barre’s survey of a similar nature,” explained Ben Yazman, development manager of Heritage Wind. “But now that those results have been released, we thought it might be helpful to let the community know that we found very similar results in a recent survey we conducted to inform our public engagement work.” The phone survey commissioned by Heritage Wind secured responses from 170 area residents, 52% of who state that they support the project, compared to 22% who state that they oppose it. Additionally, when respondents who were initially undecided or leaning against supporting the project were provided a factual statement about the benefits it would bring the community, 33% of them stated they were more likely to support the project. Continue reading