Apex abandons plans for 109-MW wind farm on Galloo Island

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February 11 (Renewables Now) - Apex Clean Energy is no longer seeking permits to build the 108.9-MW Galloo Island wind farm in New York state’s Jefferson County, it was announced last week.

In a letter to the state Public Service Commission (PSC) on Friday, the attorneys representing the project developer said that Galloo Island Wind LLC, a unit of Apex, is formally withdrawing its Article 10 Application for the project and will no longer seek a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need. No reasons were given for the company’s decision.

Dahvi Wilson, vice president of public affairs for Apex, was cited by the Watertown Daily Times as saying that the company is open to restarting the permitting process for the scheme “when the time is right.” The developer’s original application called for the installation of 32 turbines on Galloo Island but later it cut its proposal to 24.

On the project’s website, Apex says it has also withdrawn its Article 7 review application related to the construction of a transmission line for the wind farm, the decision on which was recently put on hold due to environmental issues. The review extension would have delayed the potential start-up of construction from 2020 to 2021.

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