Why Somerset is sought for Lighthouse Wind project – Niagara Gazette

“Wind and agricultural land go hand-in-hand,” Quarles said. “You can’t just put up a wind project anywhere.”

Wind energy is also the cleanest and cheapest form of energy you can build in Western New York, he said. “Turbines make the wind project net positive in six months.”

“This wind project and the coal plant in Barker can easily operate simultaneously, because the electric lines are big enough to handle both,” Quarles said. 

Each turbine will take up approximately 1/2 an acre, including its access road, Quarles said.

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