On August 26, 2019, Bull Run Energy LLC filed an application to construct a 449-megawatt (MW) wind energy facility in the towns of Altona, Clinton, Ellenburg, and Mooers. It is expected to include up to 139 wind turbines, together with associated access roads, an electrical collection system, meteorological towers, an operation and maintenance building, electrical interconnection facilities, and for construction purposes a concrete batch plant and construction staging and laydown yards. The property being considered for all these components total approximately 54,200 acres. The project area is bordered by the Adirondack Park to the south and the Canadian border to the north.
The Bull Run Project was initially proposed in 2015 and had been largely dormant since 2017 until recently. Additional information about the project is available on the New York Department of Public Service DMM website for the project, available here.
As of September 19, 2019, there are only three public comments about the project and no local parties to the proceeding. In any Article 10 proceeding, intervenor funds are provided for use by local public or municipal parties. Funds can be used to at least partially offset the cost of retaining technical experts and attorneys. Funds are available regardless of whether a party supports or opposes a project. The deadline for interested parties to request intervenor funds to participate in this matter is September 27, 2019.
For inquiries about the process for siting large power plants pursuant to Article 10 of the New York State Public Service Law, please contact Benjamin E. Wisniewski or Bridget O’Toole. The Zoghlin Group represents individuals, public interest groups, and municipalities in Article 10 proceedings throughout New York State.
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