New York’s First Renewable Energy Project Permitted Under Public Service Law Article 10 Reaches Commercial Operation

Posted on October 15, 2021

In August 2021, the Cassadaga Wind Project reached an important milestone, it announced that it has successfully achieved commercial operation.  The Project is an approximately 125-MW wind powered electric generating facility consisting of 37 turbines.  The Project was initially conceived in 2011, and began the Article 10 permitting process in 2014.  In January 2018, the Project was the first renewable energy project permitted under the, at that time, new Article 10 siting process.  Following two years of construction and navigating issues involving the pandemic, the Project is now operating and generating clean renewable electricity for approximately 37,000 homes.  Young/Sommer provided guidance and advice throughout the permitting and construction process and is excited that the Project has achieved operation.

The Cassadaga Wind Project is owned by RWE Renewables and is their 29th onshore wind farm in the U.S.

Jim Muscato and Jessica Ansert Klami served as permitting counsel for this project.