Steel Winds Lackawanna Buffalo Erie County Lake Erie Hamburg energy upgrade

HORSEPOWER.NET

BUFFALO NEW YORK - the latest plan is to spend 21.3 million dollars on upgrades and maintenance adding bigger blades to a not all that old wind farm, first phase was built in 2007 and guess who pays for all this? YOU! This will cost you OMG $1.52 million per turbine!!!!!!!!!!!*

on Nov. 16, 2019 Buffalo News reports:

If the project is not approved, the equipment and facility will be “faced with an extremely short useful life,” the application states. There are three people employed by the facility.

There are two public hearings scheduled on the project, one by the Erie County IDA at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Lackawanna City Hall, and one by the Hamburg IDA at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 26 in Blasdell Village Hall.

HAMBURG IDA HEARING NOVEMBER 26 2019

 

Hearing is completed in Lackawanna BAD NEWS FOR RATE PAYERS

UPDATE 11/22/2019: upgrades have been approved of course. I posted a public comment. I wish I would have made a longer detailed comment but I was pressed for time and my draft seemed too wordy so I settled for one page. I doubt anyone would have been swayed anyway. This is like so many things that people just don't want to hear you when you try to tell them they made a mistake or are making a mistake. We all see various angles of  things in life and when they just can't see it from your angle when you just try to explain what you are seeing they don't get it. Or the $ are all that matter. Either way here are some of the points as presented in Buffalo News report.


ARCHIVE PAGE:

view details below about public hearings - you can oppose this proposal by e-mail

THE HEARING WAS ON NOVEMBER 18TH IN LACKAWANNA GO HERE TO READ ABOUT THIS AND READ MY COMMENTS ON SOME OF THE PUBLIC COMMENTS

This image below shows what ugly white spinners did to the once gorgeous shoreline view on Lake Erie now many residents and those in tall buildings get to see ugly flashing red lights all night long as well.

learn more on how the wind industry and clean enery crowd has scammed us
image courtesy Ken JP Stuczynski creative commons license

Wind projects are a waste of your energy. They are a transfer of your energy to theirs. Money should be spent to tear these things down instead of upgrading. For these turbines to only last 12 years is a waste of energy and disgusting.

The project would get tax breaks from the county so they get to live like rock stars like all these wind company executives and their share holders and portfolion managers all do and it's all based on the farce that carbon dioxide air forms insulation around the Earth which it does not. Look at the sky, see those clouds, they are water vapor. THAT IS THE CAUSE of climate change NOTHING ELSE. There is 10,000% more water vapor gas than CO2. We have been had. Carbon dioxide does not form a blanket heat is never trapped of all places that should know this it's snowy Buffalo.

Look at this entire photo again, the amount of CO2 is 4/10,000ths of the photo. That's around 48 pixels. OMG it does nothing!

Your electric bills will help pay for these improvements. Your state taxes will help continue pay for these illusions of clean energy which they are not clean at all they DEPEND ON THE USE OF FOSSIL FUELS TO FUNCTION and they waste energy.

notice of public hearing November 18, 2019 by the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County

https://www.ecidany.com/event/100984/erie-wind-llc-public-hearing

document of application for YOUR MONEY by the developer

Property taxes will not be assessed on the value of the improved property but rather on the output. This is because the output of these monster projects is minimal and will be cheaper thus YOU will not be receiving taxes into the county coffers by much.

 

"The Agency will acquire a leasehold interest in the Facility and lease the Facility back to the Company.  The Company will operate the Facility during the term of the lease.  At the end of the lease term, the leasehold interest will be terminated.  The Agency proposes to provide financial assistance to the Company in the form of a lease for a term of fifteen (15) years and a partial tax abatement of real property taxes for the term of the lease.  The proposed financial assistance deviates from the Agency’s UTEP in the following respect:"

Payments under the PILOT Agreement deviate from the UTEP as they will be based upon megawatts generated by the Facility in connection with the operation thereof and not based upon the assessed value of the Project.  The Agency proposes to deviate from the UTEP given the nature of the Project and that the Project will provide a benefit not otherwise available within the locale of the Facility.

THE PROBLEM IS THE PUBLIC IS NOT GETTING ANY THING OF REAL VALUE BACK AS WIND FARMS ARE ALL NET LOSSES

Warren Buffet knows this saying the only reason he invests in them is because the public money's feed his investment portfolios. Bill Gates knows this saying it's time to quit jerking around with renewables and batteries backing reliable nuclear instead. Imagine Buffalo building a nuclear plant there instead providing the entire region cheap reliable energy that draws in business and industry and wealth again.

"Erie Wind I LLC and Niagara Wind Power I LLC, the owners of the 14 turbine Steel Winds project along Hamburg Turnpike and on a portion of the former Bethlehem Steel property, are planning to upgrade the 328-foot tall wind power generators including installation of new 116-foot long blades. The company is working with the Erie County Industrial Development Agency on a specialized payment-in-lieu-of-taxes package that will help finance the project. The ECIDA has set a Nov. 18 public hearing on the PILOT."

https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/11/13/upgrading-lakeshore-wind-turbines-will-cost-21-3-million/

YOU CAN STATE YOUR OPPOSITION IN THE PUBLIC MEETING OR WRITE

If you write make sure it arrives in time. 

public hearing November 18, 2019 by the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County

project owner website http://www.terraform.com/

 *this comes out to you giving them about $6.00 per turbine x 14 = $84 based on population of 250,000 rate payers. your bill just went up AGAIN. Now you know why. Also consider how many homes or other useful projects could be financed with this kind of cash YOU are pumping into this blight farm.

 

VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION TO THIS PROJECT

A representative of the Agency will be present at the above-stated time and place to present a copy of the Application and hear and accept written and oral comments from all persons with views in favor of or opposed to the proposed financial assistance.  Written comments may be submitted at this public hearing or delivered to the Agency at 95 Perry Street-Suite 403, Buffalo, NY 14203 until the comment period closes on November 19, 2019.  The project application is available for public inspection at the Agency’s offices Monday through Friday (excluding public holidays) from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

This public hearing is being conducted in accordance with Subdivision 2 of Section 859-a of the New York General Municipal Law.

Click for a copy of the application (PDF)

Click here f or a copy of the transcrpit (PDF) 

If you would like to submit a comment regarding the project, please use the form below.  Alternately, you mail also e-mail us directly at info@ecidany.com.  Comments will be accepted up until November 19, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

about Steel Winds and the Buffalo lake shoreline area https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel_Winds

 

HORSEPOWER.NET

copyright 2019 Kenneth Wegorowski