Lighthouse Wind Status Update

The Lighthouse project has the potential to provide significant economic development investment to the Somerset and Yates communities. Apex Clean Energy will not be submitting the Lighthouse Wind permit application in 2019 as originally planned last year.   Though we are not able to offer a more specific application timeline, we will provide stakeholders with updated information regarding permitting actions, adjustments in design, and anticipated scheduling as that information becomes available. We look forward to identifying the proper time to advance those benefits to the region.   The Lighthouse Wind website will remain active and project information will continue to be accessible at our consolidated Western New York development office at 49 North Main Street, Albion, New York

NCMEA Scholarship

  LIGHTHOUSE WIND MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED Barker, New York – January 22, 2019 – Lighthouse Wind has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Austin Dick, a senior at Lockport High School who plans to study music education with a minor in jazz studies at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester. This scholarship expands the benefits that wind energy projects bring to local communities, including tax revenue and support for local school districts, counties, townships, and public services.   “He is so thrilled to be receiving such a generous scholarship,” says Austin’s mother, Kathy Bleiler-Dick, adding that he has enjoyed music throughout his life and has participated in NCMEA solo festivals since he was in fifth grade. “He will be certain that it will be used wisely to further his education. His passion for teaching extends to a job coaching students at Flips Gymnastics, leading young children at church, and participating in a summer student-led jazz band. Austin would like to thank Lighthouse Wind for supporting his future in music.”     Continue reading

New York State Sierra Club Unanimously Endorses Lighthouse Wind

Barker, NY – October 30, 2018 – The Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter has unanimously and formally endorsed the proposed Lighthouse Wind project of Apex Clean Energy, Inc., in the Town of Somerset, Niagara County, and the Town of Yates, Orleans County, as being environmentally sound.   “In 2014, Apex Clean Energy, Inc. announced a proposed wind turbine facility in the towns of Somerset and Yates,” reads the resolution. “Over that time, studies have been conducted concerning environmental factors including   bird mortality (such as raptors and other large birds), bat mortality, noise levels, flicker effect, soil erosion, and post installation utilization of farm lands. The preliminary results were announced on October 2, 2018 by Apex, and a majority of the Niagara Group’s ExCom attended the presentation. The project is subject to the Article 10 review process required by the State of New York for the construction of power generation facilities over 25 megawatts.”     Continue reading