What you need to know about Industrial Wind Farms

Northern NY Wind


STATE FOREST LAND LOCATIONS with TURBINE SITES.  January rendering, Avangrid anounces removing Parishville from project area, leaving 27 turbines remaining in Hopkinton.

The North Ridge Wind Farm Project is a proposed 100 MW project located within the Towns of Hopkinton and Parishville, in St. Lawrence County, New York. The proposed Project Area is depicted in Figure 1 and covers approximately 33.3 square miles. During the development phase of the Project, Atlantic Wind will lease approximately 8,000 acres of land, which will be spread out over this larger Project Area. However, once the Project is constructed, the proposed permanent improvements would utilize less than 100 acres, where turbines, collection lines, roads and facility components are constructed and buffers around these features are maintained. At that point, the vast majority of previously leased land will be released from lease agreements and would not be included in the Facility, once constructed.

The Study Area includes the Towns of Potsdam, Stockholm, Pierrepont, Colton, and Lawrence in St. Lawrence County; and the Towns of Dickinson and Waverly in Franklin County. The proposed Study Area is depicted in Figure 2 and covers approximately 273.98 square miles, extending 5 miles in all directions from the Project Area’s boundary.

TURBINE SITING MAP page 94 of PSS response July 2017

FIGURE 1 Project Area


STATE FOREST LAND LOCATIONS with TURBINE SITES.  Page 39, #376 of PSS response - DPS Staff advises that a Figure at the same scale as PSS Figure 3 should be provided in the Applicant’s pending “Response to PSS Comments” indicating the Preliminary Facility Layout and proposed interconnection location in relation to: ... (2) the several New York State Forest Lands.

FIGURE 2 Study Area

2018 lease map detail inside the Blue Line (additional leases and turbine placement continually change)

maps enlargements

2017 lease map (additional leases and turbine placement continually change)