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Leaning Juniper IIA Wind Power Facility is a wind energy facility located within a site boundary of 6,404 acres. The facility consists of 43 wind turbines, with a maximum blade tip height of 492 feet, with a peak generating capacity of approximately 90.3 megawatts.

Operating. The facility commenced commercial operation in 2011. On September 22, 2023, the Department received preliminary Request for Amendment 3 to the Leaning Juniper IIA Wind Power Facility site certificate (pRFA3) under the Type A review process. The pRFA3 seeks Council approval for wind turbine upgrades to 36 of the 43 existing turbines that would include: replacing the wind turbine rotors, Nacelles, refurbishing the turbine generators, and reinforcing the turbine foundations. Installation of a new 34.5 collector system, and the decommissioning of three of the 43 existing turbines is also included in the amendment request. The upgrades would require Condition 27 to be amended, lowering the minimum aboveground wind turbine blade tip clearance from 30 to 21 meters for the 36 turbines proposed to be upgraded.

A Public Notice of Receipt of the Preliminary Request for Amendment 3 has been issued and is available for public review below in the Project Amendments Timeline, along with the pRFA3.​

Following review and completeness determination of pRFA3, the Department will issue a Draft Proposed Order and Public Notice requesting public comment on the amendment request and Draft Proposed Order. These materials will be made available on this project page, under the Project Amendments Timeline below.​

Applicant/Certificate holder: Leaning Juniper Wind Power II, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables, LLC, the U.S. division of parent company Iberdrola, S.A.
ODOE contact: Chase McVeigh-Walker
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Talia Haley
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On June 21, 2013, the Energy Facility Siting Council approved Request for Amendment 2 of the Leaning Juniper Wind Power facility site certificate, which authorized allocation of previously approved facility components into two original site certificates for the Leaning Juniper IIA Wind Power Facility and the Leaning Juniper IIB Wind Power Facility​

  • Click here ​to view a diagram of the site certificate history.

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Project Amendment(s)

  
Description
  
09/22/2023
09/28/2023

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Project Timeline

  
Additional Documents
  
Amended Preliminary Application Received
10/04/2006
Complete Application (Large files)
05/15/2007
09/21/2007
09/21/2007
06/19/2009
11/20/2009
11/20/2009

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12/03/2012
06/21/2013
06/28/2013
05/24/2018



05/29/2019



08/06/2020
04/30/2021
08/05/2022
08/17/2023
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Exhibit Files Reference

  • Exhibit A: Applicant Information 
  • Exhibit B: Project Description
  • Exhibit C: Property Location and Maps
  • Exhibit D: Organizational Information
  • Exhibit E​: Permits Required
  • Exhibit F: Property Ownership 
  • Exhibit G: Materials Analysis
  • Exhibit H: Geology and Soil Stability 
  • Exhibit I: Soils
  • Exhibit J: Wetlands
  • Exhibit K: Land Use
  • Exhibit L: Protected Areas
  • Exhibit M: Financial Analysis
  • Exhibit N​: Non-generating Facility Information
  • Exhibit O: Water Requirements
  • Exhibit P: Fish Wildlife Habitat 
  • Exhibit Q: Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals
  • Exhibit R: Scenic Aesthetic Values 
  • Exhibit S: Cultural Resources
  • Exhibit T: Recreational Facilities 
  • Exhibit U: Public Services
  • Exhibit V​: Waste Minimization 
  • Exhibit W: Site Restoration
  • Exhibit X: Noise 
  • Exhibit Y: Carbon Dioxide Emissions 
  • Exhibit Z: Cooling Towers  
  • Exhibit AA: EMFs – Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Exhibit BB: Other Information
  • Exhibit CC: Additional Statutes Rules Ordinances
  • Exhibit DD​: Other Specific Standards