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First Wind, an independent developer of wind power in North America, has filed a permit application with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to build a proposed 51 MW wind project in the town of Oakfield in Aroostook County. The proposed Oakfield Wind project will consist of up to 34 1.5 MW GE wind turbines.

"Maine continues to foster the development of renewable energy, and we are excited to continue work to provide indigenous renewable and clean wind power," says Matt Kearns, First Wind's vice president of development for New England. "In addition to its many environmental and renewable energy attributes, the Oakfield Wind project will offer significant economic benefits to the state, Aroostook County and, most importantly, to the Oakfield community."

Oakfield Wind would be the second project for First Wind in Aroostook County, which owns and operates the 42 MW Mars Hill Wind project.

SOURCE: First Wind


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