Steve Orr, Democrat and Chronicle
The New York Power Authority today formally ended its push for off-shore wind turbines in Lake Ontario or Lake Erie.
At a meeting at the authority's Westchester County office, NYPA's trustees voted unanimously to shelve the idea. "This was not an easy decision to make," trustee John Dyson said.
Cancellation of the so-called Great Lakes Offshore Wind project was widely expected. Decision-making on the project was months behind schedule, and critics were insisting it would not make financial sense.
NYPA staff agreed. "We’ve decided we are recommending it’s not fiscally prudent at this time to proceed," Jill Anderson, a renewable-energy executive for the authority, told trustees. The Democrat and Chronicle monitored the meeting on a live video feed.