ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) - New York State has approved the next steps for a future wind farm in Steuben County.

The state's public service commission has approved compliance filings for Baron Winds, a 242 megawatt project in the county. The filings relate to the construction of the operation and maintenance facility, as well as lighting for security.

The Baron Winds Project will be under construction in the towns of Cohocton, Dansville, Fremond, and Wayland.

The commission says that the projects in Steuben County and around the state will generate more than 2,000 megawatts of clean, renewable energy.

"These solar and wind farms that are being built are vital to meet the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act's aggressive carbon reduction and clean energy targets to combat climate change," said Commission Chair Rory M. Christian. "These projects benefit all New Yorkers by reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, boosting clean-energy investment, creating clean-energy jobs, and improving our environment."