Steel Winds Wind Farm is a 35MW onshore wind power project. It is located in New York, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 2007.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 35 35 Active New York, the US BQ Energy; First Wind Holdings


The project was developed by BQ Energy and First Wind Holdings. The project is currently owned by TerraForm Power.

The project generates 95,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 13,000 households, offsetting 61,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $34m.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in June 2007.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Constellation Energy Resources under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Steel Winds Wind Farm (Steel Winds Wind Farm Phase I) is equipped with Clipper Windpower turbines. The phase consists of 8 turbines, each with 2.5MW nameplate capacity.

Steel Winds Wind Farm (Steel Winds Wind Farm Phase II) is equipped with Clipper Windpower turbines. The phase consists of 6 turbines, each with 2.5MW nameplate capacity.

Clipper Windpower is the O&M contractor for the wind power project for a period of 5 years.

About BQ Energy

BQ Energy LLC (BQ Energy), a subsidiary of Apex Clean Energy Holdings LLC, is a renewable energy company that develops and operates utility-scale solar energy and wind energy facilities. It offers clean energy solutions. Its projects comprises PatterSun project, Steel Sun project, Green Derby project, Homer Street project, Solean project, King’s Park project, Sunlight Beacon project, Annapolis Solar Energy Park, Sullivan’s Ledge project, Greenfield Solar Farm, Nerefco project, Dumas Wind project and Brayton Point project. BQ Energy operates projects in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the US and Rotterdam, the Netherlands. BQ Energy is headquartered in Wappinger Falls, New York, the US.


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