in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Members of the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative (FIEC) from the islands of Vinalhaven and North Haven, Maine, voted 382 to 5 in favor of siting a wind power project in their community. This vote included both the seasonal and year-round communities.

This project is expected to produce a total output of between 3.5 MW and 5 MW of power. It will also enable these two communities to sell power in the winter, when the offshore wind is strongest, and buy power in the summer, when energy consumption is the highest.

"Over the past five years, island ratepayers have seen significant increases in their electricity bills - even before the current energy crisis," says Hannah Pingree, a Maine state legislator from North Haven. "Now we have a unique opportunity to stabilize and, ideally, lower our electricity rates, while also producing our own renewable energy."

SOURCE: Fox Islands Electric Cooperative


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report

A new report from the Worldwatch Institute says nuclear energy's share of global power production is steadily shrinking. Meanwhile, renewables' share keeps growing.


Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?

The California Wind Energy Association says it is disappointed with the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which was recently released by state and federal agencies.


New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension

U.S. representatives have introduced the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014, which would extend the production tax credit (PTC) and other provisions through 2016.


Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Future Energy_id2008