Albany approves wind farm expansion plan
The city has approved a developer plan to build four large turbines that would generate up to 1 megawatt of power from 500 megawatt-hours of wind energy.
The turbines would cover an area of about two acres and would be capable of generating 20 megawatts of power from each megawatt of electricity generated during the year, said Frank Hennigan, executive director of the city’s Public Works Department, in a memo to city employees.
Hennigan noted that the city has more wind power potential than any other county in New York State because of the recent decline in electricity prices.
The turbines could be a $3.8 billion investment in the state’s electrical grid, said Hennigan.
The city’s public works department has a pilot program to review the proposal to assess whether it is safe to pursue, Hennigan said.
On Wednesday, the city’s Planning and Building Board gave a green light to the project that would add 500 MW of wind power to Albany’s power grid and help improve Albany’s climate performance.
The turbines would go through two phases before they become permanent. Each phase would be an additional phase of a planned project with six turbines that will be installed by 2029, said a draft of the city’s proposal that was provided by the developer to WPI.
The City Council voted 3-2 in late November to approve the project for Phase Two, which would add a second phase of turbines.
The final project was then referred to the Albany Public Works Department, Hennigan said, which recommended that the proje양산출장마사지ct be referred to the Bureau of Municipal Finance.
Construction on the first phase begins March 3, 2018, and will take 15 years.
Th김해안마e first phase is designed to generate power at a rate of about 30 megawatts to 60 MW per year. The new turbine’s total capacity will be at about 400 MW.
Hennigan said that’s about the same power output as if the city were adding 4,000 homes.
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