Western NY wind farm gets OK from regulators

Associated Press • Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011

ALBANY, N.Y. — Regulators have approved construction of wind farm with as many as 59 turbines in western New York.

The state Public Service Commission says Thursday the Stony Creek Energy project in the Wyoming County town of Orangeville passed environmental and financial review.

But the company must still get independent certification that the General Electric turbines will be safe and operate properly.

The project will include a two-acre substation to connect with the New York State Electric and Gas system. The turbines will be as much as 430 feet tall.

The Stony Creek Wind Farm site is about 30 miles east of Buffalo.

Stony Creek Energy is a subsidiary of Chicago-based Invenergy Wind.