in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Newton, Mass.-based First Wind has received approval from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for its proposed 60 MW Rollins Wind project in Penobscot County, Maine. First Wind filed its permit application with the DEP in October 2008.

The Rollins Wind project will consist of 40 1.5 MW wind turbines. Construction is planned to commence later this year.

According to First Wind, Rollins Wind is expected to create numerous construction jobs and provide significant tax revenue to the surrounding communities. For example, First Wind spent $50 million with Maine-based businesses and employed over 350 workers during the construction of Stetson Wind, a 57 MW project in Washington County that has been in operation since January 2009. The Rollins Wind project is expected to provide similar benefits to the region.

"We saw a real boost to the economy last summer, when the transmission line was being built for the Stetson project," says State Rep. Jeffrey A. Gifford, R-Lincoln. "I can see the Rollins Wind project as being very good for Lincoln by providing economic opportunity for the region. It's a win-win situation for everyone."

First Wind, along with Stetson Wind, owns and operates the 42 MW Mars Hill Wind project in Aroostook County. Recently, First Wind received approval from the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission for a 25.5 MW expansion to the Stetson Wind project. In addition, the company recently submitted a permit application with the DEP for a 51 MW wind project in the town of Oakfield in Aroostook County.

SOURCE: First Wind

Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.


Texas Comptroller Attacks Wind Power, And Industry Fights Back

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently released a report calling for an end to wind power subsidies. The Wind Coalition has responded, saying the report is riddled with misinformation.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984