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Power company TransCanada Corp. has announced that Maine's Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) voted unanimously to direct its staff to prepare a decision document approving the zoning change and preliminary development plan sought by TransCanada for the 132 MW Kibby Wind Power Project in Kibby and Skinner townships in northwestern Franklin County.

"Our team put a lot of effort into site selection, environmental review and working with the community and stakeholders to minimize any potential adverse impacts," says Hal Kvisle, TransCanada president and CEO.

The Kibby Wind Power Project would support Maine's goals of energy independence and greenhouse gas reduction, while helping to stabilize regional electricity costs.

Construction of 44 3 MW wind turbines and the associated infrastructure would cost approximately $270 million and take about 12 months to 18 months to construct, according to TransCanada. Before construction can proceed, certain other approvals are required, including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approval and the final design permit from LURC.



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