Please join us on February 16 at 7:30 PM for a Zoom meeting on Bluestone Wind.
Chris Stanton, Project Development Manager of Northland Power will give a presentation on the Bluestone Wind Project in the towns of Sanford and Windsor. This is a very important renewable energy project that has the capability of delivering power to 40,000 homes. Bluestone has been approved to move forward by the PSC and has been granted a 20 year pilot by The Agency (IDA) of Broome County.
Broome County Concerned Residents has been a vocal opponent of the project and the Susquehanna Group of Sierra Club respects their position. However, we support the project as all forms of renewable energy are needed to save a habitable climate and support a sustainable planet. We do have major concerns of the impacts to migrating and resident eagles that have been documented by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society.
One of our asks of Northland Power is the maximizing of protection of the eagles, as there is technology available for this.
Note: The above description is by the Executive Committee of Susquehanna Group of Sierra Club.
Chris has provided the following outline of topics he plans to cover:
“(1) contextualize the large contribution our project will make toward reducing NYS emissions;
(2) highlight other benefits of the project to the wider community;
(3) explain all forms of energy generation have trade-offs, including wind;
(4) describe in detail how our project will meet strict permit limits to avoid and mitigate impacts on our neighbors, wetlands, wildlife, and preserve forestry and agricultural land use in eastern Broome.”
Bio: Chris Stanton is a Project Development Manager for Northland Power, where he is the lead developer on the Bluestone Wind and High Bridge Wind projects in Broome and Chenango counties. Chris helped launch both projects under their previous owner, Calpine Corp. He lives in central Pennsylvania.
The Susquehanna Group urges the participation of all stakeholders, but intends to keep the meeting as mainly informative.