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July 09, 2003

New Large Wind Power Plants Planned for New York and Washington

Zilka Renewable Energy, LLC proposed a new 165-megawatt wind power plant for Washington State on July 2nd, while the New York Power Authority (NYPA) is negotiating to bring as much as 151 megawatts of wind power to upstate New York.

Zilkha has requested an initial study of its proposed site for a 165-megawatt wind plant in Kittitas County, about 100 miles east of Tacoma. Zilkha submitted its request to the state's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC), naming the proposed facility the Wild Horse Wind Power Project. Zilkha also applied earlier this year to build a 181-megawatt wind facility in the same county. The application for that project, called the Kittitas Valley Wind Power Project, is still under review by the EFSEC. See the Zilkha request and the EFSEC announcement on the EFSEC Web site.

In New York, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) has decided to buy 50 megawatts of wind power from two proposed projects. Chautauqua Windpower proposes to build a 51-megawatt wind plant near the shores of Lake Erie in Chautauqua County, just east of the Pennsylvania border. Windfarm Prattsburgh, LLC proposes to install as much as 100 megawatts of wind power capacity near the town of Prattsburgh in Steuben County, about 50 miles south of Rochester. NYPA will buy no more than half of the wind power generated by each of the proposed projects. See the NYPA press release.

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