BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Monday, May 26, 2014

Wellesley Island Wildlife

Both photos taken May 26, 6:30 PM Wellesley Island NY
We stopped to take the photo of the Coyote below and noticed the Owlet perched in a tree.
 Great horned owlet?


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lightning blows bark off tree

Westminster Park, Wellesley Island:
Last night a lightening strike blew the bark right off this tree .

The lightening strike created intense heat,causing the bark to literally explode off in large strips.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Developer withdraws application for Horse Creek Wind Farm in Clayton

CLAYTON — The developer of the Horse Creek Wind Farm project in the town has ceased planning efforts and no longer has an active permit application, although it could decide later to revisit its plan.

The project was removed April 30 by Iberdrola Renewables from the New York Independent System Operator’s interconnection queue, which lists wind projects being actively planned across the state. The Spanish wind energy giant abandoned its active permit application because it was hampered by a tight timetable and could not meet a deadline to receive a federal production tax credit for the project, according to spokesman Paul N. Copleman. But he said the developer, which ceased planning efforts in the town in 2013, has not entirely given up hope on the project. Continue...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) manages New York’s electricity transmission grid – a 10,775-mile network of high-voltage lines that carry electricity throughout the state. The NYISO also oversees wholesale electricity markets where more than $50 billion has been transacted since 1999.

The NYISO Interconnection Queue (the spreadsheet) lists projects that are active in the NYISO interconnection process, or were active in the process but recently went into service (projects that have gone in-service eventually are removed from this list). Additionally, projects that are withdrawn from the Queue are also listed . For example the Queue Spreadsheet dated 5/6/2014 indicates the status of BP's two projects in Cape Vincent as 'withdrawn'  the NYISO Queue also shows that the status of the Horse Creek wind farm in Jefferson County was updated just last week, 4/30/2014.
The updated status indicates that the project has been withdrawn.
 Does this mean that the Horse Creek wind project is dead?  Has Iberdrola pulled the plug?

Note : Atlantic wind initiated the project and Iberdrola is the current owner.
Below is the page from the NYISO Queue showing Iberdrola's updated status. #189 in the Queue

 Original source:
Open with Excel and click on the word withdrawn at the bottom of the spreadsheet


Active - Excel - NYISO


16, 290A, Green Island Power Authority, Green Island Power, 4/7/08, 20, 20 ... 3/9/09, N/A, N/A, AC, Monroe, NY, B, Station 124 115kV, NYSEG, 6, 3/31/13, SIS, 2014/ ...... 2/8/05, 75.9, 75.9, W, Jefferson, NY, E, Rockledge Substation 115kV, NM-NG ... St. Lawrence Wind Farm II, 2/8/05, 80, W, Jefferson, NY, Lyme Substation ...

Or link here to look at the spreadsheet of withdrawn projects

Monday, May 5, 2014

Lowville Academy proposing tax hike for first time in nine years

 Maple Ridge wind turbines

LOWVILLE — For the first time in nearly a decade, the Lowville Academy and Central School District is proposing to raise its tax levy.
District officials intend to start building a tax levy base in hopes of avoiding huge tax increases when the PILOT plan expires in several years and annual revenues from the wind farm are expected to plummet. Continue...