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Documents tell of wind farm plan's demise

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ALBANY — When the New York Power Authority deflated plans last fall for the Great Lakes' first offshore wind farm, it justified pulling the plug by highballing the price tag.

But confidential NYPA documents obtained by the Times Union reveal that figure — $100 million annually for 20 years — to be double what the authority privately expected it would cost.

But if it wasn't about the money, why did the project, initially touted as a pioneering bid to harvest steady lake winds for electrical power, get shut down?  more...



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