Don’t WRECK our RECs

Proposed state program unfair to Noble Windfarms and could negatively impact landowners, towns and employees.

Case 15-E-0302: Proceeding on Motion of the Commission to Implement a Large-Scale Renewable Program and a Clean Energy Standard


Noble is facing a regulatory situation in New York State which could economically disadvantage all six wind projects. This could also have a negative impact on community members, local businesses and landowners, given the possibility of lower revenue for the wind farms.


The NYS Clean Energy Standard (CES) was created by Governor Cuomo to have 50% of New York’s electricity come from renewable energy sources by 2030. The CES leaves out any windfarm with a commercial operation date prior to 2015. Noble’s six New York windparks located in Altona, Chateaugay, Clinton, Ellenburg, Bliss and Wethersfield went online in 2008 and 2009.

Under the current rules, Noble will be unable to participate in the new CES program and our contracts will expire in 2018 and 2019.

We are asking that you take the time to read the attached Noble Info Sheet and if you feel so inclined, write a letter or call Governor Cuomo and other state officials at the addresses listed below.

Let them know the benefits Noble brings to your family and community. Please express your belief that our wind projects should not be treated unfairly. Ask them to extend Noble’s current REC contract for another 10 years, equaling a 20 year length of time, the same that is being provided to new windfarms.

We thank you for taking the time to consider this and look forward to being a part of your community for many years to come.

Click the links below to reach out to your state officials today!

In WNY: Bliss and Wethersfield Windparks

In NNY: Altona, Chateaugay, Clinton and Ellenburg Windparks

Not sure what to say? Download a form letter here


Click here for information about CES and how it effects your community: Noble Info Sheet

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