Steel Winds

Steel Winds is a 35 MW wind farm located in the Towns of Hamburg and Lackawanna New York.




MW Capacity

June 2008 & January 2012

Completion Date

Lackawanna, NY



Homes Powered

61,000 Tons

CO2 Offset

Steel Winds sits on the shores of Lake Erie, on top of a brownfield left behind by an abandoned steel mill.  The project was developed in two phases, and now consists of fourteen wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2.5 megawatt (MW) . The combined Project generates up to 95,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity each year – enough to power approximately 13,000 New York homes – and helps bring the state closer to its goal of 30% renewable energy sources by 2015 (30 x 15).

Steel Winds is a great source of pride in the Lackawanna community, a symbol of economic rebirth, and a demonstration of energy innovation. At Steel Winds, First Wind is harvesting the famous winds of the Great Lakes, and making productive use of brownfield land unsuitable for most other purposes. Steel Winds generates a broad range of local benefits, while positioning Lackawanna and Hamburg as leaders in energy innovation.

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