Baron Winds Project

Steuben County, New York

The Baron Winds project is a proposed wind farm located in the Towns of Cohocton, Dansville, Fremont, and Wayland within Steuben County, NY.  The project’s point of interconnection is the existing Canandaigua substation.  Baron Winds is located primarily on agricultural and recreational land. The project will consist of turbines that have tip heights less than 500 feet, roads, and overhead and underground collection and transmission lines throughout the 40,000 acre project area.

UPDATE: The project footprint has recently been reduced, but will still help New York meet its renewable energy goals while minimizing environmental impacts.  Baron Winds will now consist of up to 69 wind turbines and may generate up to 242 MW of energy.  An overview of the update can be found here.

Baron Winds is subject to New York State’s Article 10 Siting Process and the project will also be required to obtain other state, local and federal permits prior to construction and operation.  Additional information on the Article 10 Siting Process can be found by clicking the links on this webpage, and a complete project record can be accessed on the NYS Department of Public Service’s Document and Matter Management System, Case Number 15-F-0122.

Please check this site often for updates on the progress of the Baron Winds Project.

Baron Winds Article 10 and NY State Compliance

Facts & Figures

Project name
Baron Winds Project
Location Towns of Cohocton, Dansville, Fremont, Wayland in Steuben County, New York
Area size 40,000 acres
Number of wind turbines Up to 69
Installed capacity Up to 242 MW
Estimated CO2 emission reduction 320,000 tons every year

Local Document Repositories

Cohocton Public Library; 8 Maple Ave., Cohocton, NY 14826 (585-384-5170)

Hornell Public Library; 64 Genesee St., Hornell, NY 14843 (607-324-1210)

Howard Public Library; 3607 County Route 70A, Hornell, NY 14843