Introducing Lighthouse Wind 

Apex Clean Energy is proposing to construct Lighthouse Wind, a wind energy project in Somerset and Yates, NY.

This website features information about wind energy, Lighthouse Wind, and important upcoming events. Please use this site to send us feedback, ask questions, and stay up to date on project news and developments.


About Lighthouse Wind

Lighthouse Wind is expected to generate 200 megawatts of clean, homegrown energy. Local wind data confirms that the area under consideration is ideal for a project of this size, which will produce enough safe, pollution-free energy to power up to 53,000 N.Y. homes.

Located in rural Niagara and Orleans Counties in the Towns of Somerset and Yates, we began working with the community on permitting activities in the summer of 2014.

Learn more about Lighthouse Wind here

Lighthouse Wind Document Repositories

Information on Lighthouse Wind, as well as final documents submitted through the Article 10 process, may be found at the following document repositories:

  • Town of Somerset Town Hall
    8700 Haight Road, Barker, NY

  • Barker Free Library
    8706 Main Street, Barker, NY 14012

  • Yates Community Library
    15 North Main Street, Lyndonville, NY 14098

  • Town of Yates
    8 South Main Street, Lyndonville, NY 14089

An Economic Opportunity for Niagara and Orleans Counties

Lighthouse Wind will create jobs and generate an entirely new source of long-term revenue for schools, government, and landowners. The total direct financial impact to the region is likely to be in the millions of dollars over about 30 years, with additional indirect economic benefits greatly exceeding that number.

Developed and constructed with private capital, the project is expected to enter a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement with the local tax jurisdictions and a Host Community Agreement (HCA) with the town. These payments to the taxing jurisdictions for a 200 MW project are projected to total over $1.6 million per year.

Landowners with wind facilities on their property will receive annual lease payments. These payments will continue over the projected 30-year lifespan of the wind farm, injecting millions of dollars into the economies of Niagara County and Orleans County to support local merchants, contractors, equipment suppliers, auto dealers, and others.

The power from Lighthouse Wind will be delivered into the New York electrical grid, which is managed by the New York ISO (NYISO).

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