The Number Three Wind Farm is an opportunity to boost the local economy of Lewis County and create jobs, all while generating clean, American-made energy to meet New York's growing electricity demand.
Invenergy is developing the project on approximately 8,000 acres of private land it is leasing in the towns of Lowville and Harrisburg.
Wind power is the new cash crop for farmers and landowners. Lease payments provide a steady stream of income. Number Three Wind Farm will pay out more than $18 million in landowner payments over the first 20 years of project operation.
“I could not afford my current living situation without the Invenergy [wind lease] payments. The payments are a blessing.”
Landowner, Spring Canyon Energy Center
Invenergy plans to hire an project manager and several wind technicians to perform routine maintenance on the wind turbines. These will be permanent positions will based at a new O&M Building to be built by Invenergy in the project area. Interviews will begin after the start of project construction.
“[Locals] want the job because they’ve lived there all their lives...[It] gave me the opportunity to stay here and make a good living.”
O&M Manager, Spring Canyon Energy Center
Estimated annual property tax and tax-related payments include $800,000 per year in PILOT and host community agreement payments and $53,000 per year in fire department taxes. Total shown is the estimated total payments over 20 years assuming 2% escalation per year.
“The Invenergy project is helping the tax payers by helping to pay the school debt down...so it gives tax reliefs to all of the tax payers in these school districts that the wind turbine project is in.”
Breckenridge Township Board Member
Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas and Europe. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 18,900 MW of projects that are in operation, construction or contracted, including wind, solar, natural gas-fueled power generation and energy storage projects.
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Successfully completed the development of 3 energy projects in New York to-date:
These projects have injected millions of dollars into local economies and provided an additional source of clean energy for New Yorkers and our nation. Invenergy continues to develop other wind and solar projects across New York, all in various stages of development.