Atlantic Renewable Energy's Fenner Project, New York state's newest and largest wind development, is proceeding with the help of the New York Energy Research and Development Authority. The authority awarded the project a capital grant, drawing on $6 million in public interest funding from New York's systems benefits charge and the result of NYSERDA's competitive wind power solicitation in 2000 (Windpower Monthly, November 2000). Atlantic Renewable Energy is building the 30 MW Fenner project 40 kilometres west of PG&E National Energy Group's 11.5 MW Madison project, which was completed last year using Nordex turbines. Enron Wind Corp is installing 20 Enron 1.5 MW turbines and CHI Energy, a subsidiary of Erga SpA, is co-developer and the project's owner and operator. Most of CHI Energy's 52 renewable projects in the Northeast US are hydroelectric facilities. The Fenner project is expected to be in operation by next month. Atlantic Renewable is also in the early development phase of the Flat Rock project in north central New York, which has a potential build-out capacity of 50 MW. The first phase of that project could be in operation by autumn 2002. Zilkha Renewable Energy is co-owner and developer. New York state also hosts a 6.6 MW wind farm of Vestas turbines which went on line in Wyoming county a year ago, developed by Western New York Wind Corp, a company with strong links to Vestas.
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