The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted a certificate of public convenience and necessity for Stony Creek Energy LLC for its Orangeville, N.Y.-based wind project.
The PSC has approved up to 59 1.5 MW GE wind turbines, as well as access roads, underground electrical lines, a two-acre interconnection substation, a construction staging area, and a centrally located operations and maintenance facility.
The PSC also authorized Stony Creek to start the development of a substation site for interconnection with New York State Electric & Gas Corp. (NYSEG) facilities. Also, Stony Creek was approved for lightened regulation as an electric corporation for wholesale market operations and its debt financing plans were approved.
Stony Creek is authorized to begin substation site development and, after providing more plan details, to start construction of the substation and interconnection to a 230 kV transmission line owned by NYSEG.
Because construction of the substation is situated near the facility operation, Stony Creek must coordinate with NYSEG in scheduling a line outage to complete the tie-in work and testing, the PSC says.