Article VII of the New York Public Service Law sets forth a review process for the consideration of any application to construct and operate a major utility transmission facility. The law defines major utility transmission facilities according to technical criteria including capacity and above-ground length.
The transmission line interconnecting the Eight Point Wind Energy Center to the Bennett Substation in Hornellsville will be a 115 kV line greater than 10 miles in length and falls within the Article VII regulations.
Enacted by the New York State Legislature in 1970, Article VII establishes a single forum for reviewing the need for, and environmental impact of, certain major electric and gas transmission facilities. The law requires an applicant to apply for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need (Certificate) and meet the Article VII requirements before constructing any such facility.
Article VII is separate from the Article 10 process which applies to the generation portion of the Eight Point Wind Energy Center. The two review processes will run in parallel.
Additional information on Article VII can be found at the following links:
Article VII Documentation
Information on the Eight Point Wind Energy Center transmission line is still under development.
Once this information is complete, the project will consult with local municipalities and landowners and release details formally on both this website and the New York State Department of Public Service website.
Physical copies of Article VII-related documents will also be available at:
Herrick Memorial Library, 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred NY 14802
Canisteo Town Hall, 6 South Main Street, Canisteo NY
Greenwood Town Hall, 2696 Main Street, Greenwood, NY
Hartsville Town Hall, 5150 Purdy Creek Road, Hornell, NY
Hornellsville Town Hall, 4 Park Avenue, Arkport NY
Jasper Town Hall, 3807 Preacher Road, Jasper, NY
Troupsburg Town Hall, 873 Main Street, Troupsburg, NY
West Union Town Hall, 3128 NYS Route 248, Rexville, NY
Jasper Free Library, 3807 Library Street, Jasper, NY 14855
Wimodaughsian Free Library, 19 West Main Street, Canisteo, NY 14823
City of Hornell Public Library, 64 Genesee Street, Hornell, NY 14843