Cassadaga Wind Project

Everpower Wind Holdings, Inc.
Chautauqua County, New York

The Cassadaga Wind Project is notable as the first electric generation project in New York State to submit an Application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need prepared in accordance with Article 10 of the NYS Public Service Law (or, an Article 10 Application). The project is a proposed 126 megawatt (MW) wind energy facility that will include up to 58 wind turbines, located in the Towns of Charlotte, Cherry Creek, Arkwright, and Stockton in Chautauqua County, New York.  The Article 10 Application for the Cassadaga Wind Project was filed with the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Siting Board) on May 27, 2016, and represents a significant milestone for our client, EverPower Wind Holdings.  This Article 10 Application will help to establish the precedent for environmental permitting of energy projects in New York State under Article 10, and represents another “first” by EDR (for example, we permitted the first wind power project in New York under the SEQRA process, and the first wind power project in Ohio).

EDR served as the lead environmental permitting consultant for the project and managed the preparation of the Article 10 Application, along with the following environmental and engineering support services:

  • Public Involvement Program Plan (PIPP)
  • Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS)
  • State, Federal, and Local Agency Consultation
  • Preliminary Design Drawings
  • Shadow Flicker Report
  • Archaeological Survey
  • Historic Structures Survey
  • Invasive Species Control Plan
  • Preliminary Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Preliminary Spill Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan
  • Wetland Delineation Report
  • Visual Impact Assessment (VIA)
  • Socioeconomic Report

The entire Article 10 Application can be viewed and downloaded from the online case record maintained by the Siting Board here.  We look forward to continuing to assist EverPower as they work towards receiving the first ever Certificate for an electric generation project under Article 10.