Madison Wind Farm is located in the town of Madison in central New York State, just east of Syracuse, north of Binghamton, and northwest of Albany. Madison Wind Farm complements the surrounding agricultural land and was the first commercial wind farm constructed in New York.
Madison Wind Project has an installed capacity of 11.55 megawatts (MW). Madison's generation is equivalent to the consumption of more than 4,800 New York homes.
Madison Wind Farm yields significant economic benefits to the community in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment.
Madison represents a capital investment of approximately $25 million and has disbursed $1 million in cumulative payments to local governments through 2019. The project created 17 full-time equivalent jobs during construction and 9 permanent jobs. Through 2019, approximately $4.4 million has been spent within 50 miles of the wind farm.
Madison Wind Farm saves more than 20 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.
Madison Wind Farm is compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners. More than $600,000 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.
Madison Wind Farm consists of seven Vestas V66 1.65 MW wind turbines.
Made in the USA
The vast majority of wind farm equipment is manufactured in the United States.