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High Bridge Wind Project

Project Overview

High Bridge Wind, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calpine Corporation, is proposing to submit an Application for Article 10 of the Public Service Law to construct an approximately 100 megawatt (MW) wind powered electric generating facility to be located in the town of Guilford, Chenango County, New York.  

The Applicant has provided funding along with the Application, in the amount of $100,800, to be disbursed by the Siting Board to municipalities and other local parties to help pay expenses associated with participating in the Article 10 process during the application review phase. By law, 50% of intervenor funds are reserved for municipalities. Eligible municipal and local parties seeking intervenor funding must submit their request by 4:30 p.m. on September 13, 2019. For more details, please refer to the full Notice

Project: High Bridge Wind Farm

Location: Guilford, Chenango County, New York 

Potential Capacity:  Approximately 100 megawatts 

Number of Wind Turbines: Up to 25 

Project Summary: The High Bridge Farm is a 100 MW, utility-scale wind energy project that is under advanced development for eastern Chenango County, New York, town of Guilford.  The project will interconnect into an existing New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) transmission line that traverses the area, delivering power into the New York State power grid.  Calpine began initial outreach in 2017 and is executing leases with landowner partners in early 2018.  Calpine continues its community outreach efforts to landowners, local officials and area residents.   

Community Benefits: Wind energy represents a viable, long-term revenue stream for families in the form of land-lease and easement-agreement payments during the development and operation of a wind farm.  Rural communities also benefit from public road enhancements and increased tax revenues to fund local infrastructure and public services, including school systems, hospitals, libraries and emergency services.  Moreover, construction, operations and maintenance jobs create direct and indirect benefits of additional jobs and increased demand for local goods and services. 

Article 10 Process:

High Bridge Wind will be permitted pursuant to New York State’s Article 10 Siting Process prior to construction and operation. As part of the Article 10 process, applicants are required to provide funds to be used to defray certain expenses incurred by municipal and local parties as they participate in the pre-application scoping process and in the proceeding before the Siting Board to consider the Article 10 Application. For more information on the Article 10 Process, visit the New York State Department of Public Service’s website click here

High Bridge Wind Farm Public Documents:

Accessing Public Documents and Information:

In addition to the links provided above, you may access all documents electronically via the New York State Department of Public Service's Document and Matter Management system (DMM) or physically at one of the following locations below:

  • Guilford Town Hall, 223 Marble Road, Guilford, NY 13780. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursday, 4-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • Guernsey Memorial Library, 3 Court Street, Norwich, NY 13815.  Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.  
  • Oxford Memorial Library, 8 Fort Hill Park, P.O. Box 552, Oxford, NY 13830. Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  
  • Gilbertsville Free Library, 17 Commercial Street, P.O. Box 332, Gilbertsville, New York 13776. Monday, 3:15-5:15 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3:15-5:15 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 3:15-5:15 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3:15-5:15 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

The DMM also offers the public the opportunity to post comments about the project throughout the application process.  It also provides a means for interested parties to sign up to receive automated email alerts when filings are made by joining the “Service List.” 

CONTACT US:

For questions and comments related to High Bridge Wind, and for joining the stakeholder list, please contact High Bridge Wind Project Developer Alec Jarvis at 866-896-0508 (toll free) or 207-956-1169, Calpine Corporation, 717 Texas Ave., Suite 1000, Houston, TX 77002.