Wind Farm

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

There is a proposal for a major new wind farm complex in three area counties with millions of dollars in revenue and millions paid out to the landowners who lease the property for 117 planned windmills.


Did this town just 'zone out' wind farms?

May 10, 2018
Lauren Rosenthal

Hopkinton, a small town in rural St. Lawrence County, just staked out a tough position when it comes to wind farms. The town board approved a strict zoning law that will require wind farms to stay within one specific corner of town — but about a half-mile away from people’s homes and the boundary of the Adirondack Park in New York State's North Country. That's causing problems for a wind project that's been in development by Avangrid Renewables, an international energy company with wind farms in Herkimer and Lewis counties, for years. It also serves as a lesson for other towns considering wind farms.