New York State’s First Community-Owned Wind Farm

The public comment period is open until April 22nd for the Supplemental EIS. Look at the documents posted under Environmental Impact Statement tab at the top right of this page.

What is the project?

Seven wind turbines along Black Oak Rd, in the town of Enfield, NY, and a substation to plug them into the grid. Local residents have been investing in and developing this project for nearly ten years.

How does this benefit me?

The project will provide a range of benefits for local people. These include revenue from lease and neighbor payments to people living nearest the project; host community payments to the Town of Enfield; tax payments to town and schools; providing long-overdue repairs to local roads; high speed internet has been brought to 800 homes never served previously; and clean, low-cost energy will be provided to the grid to help replace retired dirty old facilities like coal plants. This makes cleaner air and water for everyone.

How can I learn more?

First, you can read the Draft Supplemental EIS, which describes the proposed changes to the approved project layout described in the Final EIS. You can attend the public hearing on April  12th, 2016, 7 pm, at the Enfield Elementary School. The format will be one  in which the views of the public are expressed, everyone gets a single three-minute comment, no feedback from the Town Board is provided in response. You can also provide written comments on the DSEIS to the Enfield Town Board, at 182 Enfield Main Rd, Ithaca NY 14850, or by email to You can contact the project directly via the website for specific questions. The public comment period will end April 22nd, 2016.