Jericho Rise Wind Farm is situated between the towns of Chateaugay and Belmont, near the edges of the Chateauguay River. Located entirely within Franklin County, about 10 miles south of the Canada border, the wind farm complements the surrounding farmland and woodlands.
Jericho Rise Wind Project has an installed capacity of 77.7 megawatts (MW). Jericho Rise's generation is equivalent to the consumption of more than 32,000 New York homes.
Jericho Rise Wind Farm yields significant economic benefits to the community in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment.
Jericho Rise represents a capital investment of approximately $132 million and has disbursed $3.4 million in cumulative payments to local governments through 2019. The project created 76 full-time equivalent jobs during construction as well as 2 permanent jobs. Through 2019, approximately $10.2 million has been spent within 50 miles of the wind farm.
Jericho Rise Wind Farm saves more than 138 million gallons of water each year and displaces carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants, a major contributor to climate change. Wind energy also enhances air quality by helping to mitigate the health effects of harmful air pollutants.
Jericho Rise Wind Farm is compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners. More than $4 million has been paid to the wind farm’s landowners through 2019. These supportive landowners participate in long-term lease and easement agreements that cover turbines, access roads, and transmission corridors.
Modern wind turbine generators are sophisticated, high-tech machines designed to capture the kinetic energy of the wind and convert it into electricity. A turbine’s blades capture the wind and rotate an internal shaft connected to a gearbox spinning a generator to produce electricity.
Jericho Rise Wind Farm consists of 37 Gamesa G114 2.1 MW wind turbines.
Made in the USA
The vast majority of wind farm equipment is manufactured in the United States.