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Please note: Lighthouse Wind permit application will not be prepared for 2019 submission. Project and permitting updates will be made as soon as the information is available. Lighthouse Wind website project information will continue to be accessible and additional project information is available at the consolidated Western New York development office at 49 North Main Street, Albion, New York.

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.

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 Host Community Agreement (HCA) with the towns. These payments to the taxing jurisdictions for a 200 MW project are projected to total over $1.5 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).