Cassadaga Wind Project, Chautauqua County, NY

  • 126 MW
  • Up to 48 wind turbines
  • Approximately 170,000 tons of offset CO2 each year
  • Around 40,000 acres in project area

The Cassadaga Wind project is a proposed 126 MW wind farm located in the Towns of Arkwright, Charlotte, and Cherry Creek in Chautauqua County, NY. The project will be located on primarily farmland and recreational land and could include up to 48 turbines when completed. The project’s point of interconnection is expected to be in the existing Niagra Mohawk Power Moon Road substation in the Town of Stockton. Current plans will utilize a turbine at 100 meter (330 feet) hub height and will include a series of project roads and overhead and underground collection and transmission lines throughout the project area.

The project will be subject to the New York State Article 10 Siting Process and will also be required to obtain other state, local and federal permits prior to construction and operation. If built the project would result in an estimated 170,000 tons of CO2 emission reductions, and will span up to 40,000 acres.

Power projects in NY are now permitting using the Article 10 Process.  Information on the Process can be found by clicking the links below.  Please check this site often for updates on the progress of the Cassadaga Wind Project.

Article 10 Application

We are pleased to announce that the Article 10 Application for the Cassadaga Wind Project was filed with the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Board) on May 27, 2016.  This is the first project to ever file an Article 10 application under the current regulations, and this represents a significant milestone for the project.   The Application contains a complete description of the proposed project, including detailed maps of the project layout, and results of the studies conducted. The Board deemed the Application complete on November 28, 2016.

Local Document Repositories

  • Cassadaga Branch Library; 18 Maple Avenue, Cassadaga, NY 14718 (716-595-3822)
  • Sinclairville Free Library; 15 Main Street, Sinclairville, NY 14782 (716-962-5885)
  • Farman Free Library Association of Ellington; 748 North Park, Ellington, NY 14732 (716-287-2945)

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Project Documents

Preliminary Scoping Statement

The Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS) for the Cassadaga Wind Project was filed with the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment on September 3, 2015.  This is a significant milestone for this project, and we are excited to be moving forward in the Article 10 permitting process.  The PSS contains a description of the proposed Project and the studies or program of studies designed to evaluate potentially significant adverse environmental and health impacts, the results of which ultimately will be included in the Article 10 Application.  One of the primary purposes of the PSS is to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the scope and program of studies.  Please note that per the Article 10 regulations, comments on the PSS must be received within 21 days of filing, in this case no later than September 24th, 2015.

A complete copy of the PSS can be obtained here.

Project Maps


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Article 10 Application Materials

Project Appendicies

Project Figures